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About the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center


The Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) is housed in the Colorado School of Public Health on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 

Our vision is that children and families attend schools and live in communities that optimize health and wellbeing. Our mission is to conduct community-engaged research with schools and communities across the Rocky Mountain region to achieve health equity by optimizing social-emotional, mental, and physical health.

Our approach includes:
  • Building and sustaining long-term partnerships with early child learning centers, schools, and communities to enhance child health and well-being
  • Conducting community-engaged research to improve social-emotional development and well-being with children and families in underserved communities
  • Using a multi-level approach to connect families to evidence-based programs and multi-sector partnerships to strengthen community capacity


Prevention Research Centers

The RMPRC is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Prevention Research Center (PRC). The PRC program funds university-based centers to form a nationwide network that serves a vital role within the public health system. These Centers work to identify public health problems and focus on the development, testing, and evaluation of public health interventions that can be applied widely, particularly in underserved communities. 

To learn more about the CDC PRC program click here. 

For more information about the RMPRC CDC Core Research Project click here

Photo credit for pages About Us, Program Evaluation Center, Resources, and Tools and Data: Jennifer Jewell at Sugarcane Photography 

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