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About the RMPRC


Healthy families and communities that advocate and partner for social and physical environments that support active, healthy lifestyles.

Mission

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) is to advance healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic disease among residents and communities in the Rocky Mountain region by conducting, disseminating, and serving as a resource for community- based research and policy.

Research

The RMPRC is committed to the principle of participatory research, a collaborative research approach involving our community partners in the research process. We rely on community members, including our Community Advisory Board in the San Luis Valley (SLV) and project specific steering committees, to assist with informing decisions in the direction and scope of our research projects.

The RMPRC has a long history of collaboration in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, where the University of Colorado Denver and community members began in the early 1980’s with studies to understand the occurrence and determinants of diabetes. More recently, programs have expanded to new communities, reaching schools in Metro Denver and the southeastern plains with plans to expand to western Colorado and Weld County.

The RMPRC has worked with local communities on projects including school and family based interventions, surveillance, program evaluation, and the provision of training programs in evidence-based health promotion and community-based participatory research. For more information on specific projects, click here.


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