The Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center conducts research in partnership with schools and communities focusing on the promotion of social and physical environments that support active, healthy lifestyles. Center expertise is especially strong on issues including school nutrition, physical activity, youth engagement, and school environments and policies.
Follow the below links for more information on current school-based projects.
Joe Martinez, featured as 9 News 'Teachers Who Care' is partnering with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center on the Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers (HELM) project. HELM provides Center Schools with equipment, training, and support designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating among students.
Julie Marshall meets with San Luis Valley superintendents to plan Valley wide expansion of CHAMP program.
The Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN) studies the effectiveness of policies that influence physical activity in communities and is comprised of university researchers and community leaders across the United States.
The Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers (HELM) project continues work with 46 K-12 schools in the San Luis Valley and is expanding the program's reach to 73 schools in southeastern Colorado.
The COPHPBRN identifies relevant questions and links them with rigorous research methods applied within actual practice settings. Read more.