Prevention Research

Prevention Research at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice is one of 37 national Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Prevention Research 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.

Prevention Research has the mission to measurably reduce disparities in cardiovascular health for vulnerable populations across the lifespan. Prevention Research's goals include:

  • providing broad support for research on health promotion and disease prevention, while leading the development of community-based participatory research projects focused on our mission
  • developing and testing new methods for population-health measurement (including measures of health risk and health status) at the community level – a “community health registry”
  • developing a regional Population Health Action-Learning Collaborative that supports local community population-health coalitions.

Our Community Partners and Academic Partners can be found in multiple locations throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

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 Prevention Research team on strategic vision to improve the cardiovascular health of New Hampshire and Vermont.

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