The Prevention Research Center at Dartmouth (PRCD) at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice is one of 37 national Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The PRCD embraces health promotion and disease prevention objectives of “Healthy People 2010” and focuses on the priority condition of cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on underserved, vulnerable populations. It is intended to improve public health practice by strengthening the region’s capacity to conduct community-based participatory research and by designing, testing, disseminating and translating effective public health programs at the individual, community and state levels.
The PRCD has the mission to measurably reduce disparities in cardiovascular health for vulnerable populations across the lifespan. PRCD goals include:
Our Community Partners and Academic Partners can be found in multiple locations throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of state and local public health officials, health coalition members, physicians, and our region's academic institutions. The CAC advises the core faculty of the PRCD on strategic vision to improve the cardiovascular health of New Hampshire and Vermont.