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Welcome to the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health

The Department of Pediatrics Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health (PRC) has has three major research foci:

Home Visitation Program
Program Improvement
International Program Implementation

The PRC is also recognized for -

  • periodic reviews of early intervention literature
  • support of early intervention programs wishing to improve their effectiveness
  • consultation with government and private agencies
  • training of prevention scientists.

The PRC has a staff of 12 employees. Please visit our web pages to find out about our research and education activities.

Contact Us

Benjamin Jutson
PRC and International Coordinator
Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health
University of Colorado 
Department of Pediatrics
Mail Stop F8410
Education 2 South, Room 5310
13121 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-2893
Fax: 303-724-2901


  • Dr. David Olds, founder of the Nurse-Family Partnership​, received the 2017 Kempe Professional Award. For the past 40 years, David has worked to develop the partnership, which is a leading model in maternal-child health programs. The partnership serves more than 33,000 U.S. families per year and another 18,000 in eight other countries.