Florida Prevention Research Center

Florida Prevention Research Center


Our Mission:

To develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based approaches to strengthen community capacity for sustained disease prevention and health promotion.

The Florida Prevention Research Center is designated as one of 37 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Centers in the nation funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Florida Prevention Research Center focus is on Community-Based Prevention Marketing (CBPM): Building Local Capacity for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Community-Based Prevention Marketing is a community directed social change process that applies marketing theories and techniques to the design, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies.
News and Headlines
USF College of Public Health Becomes World Health Organization Collaborating Center
The World Health Organization has designated the USF College of Public Health as a WHO Collaborating Center for Social Marketing and Social Change to address non-communicable diseases. With the designation of WHO CC on Social Marketing, USF College of Public Health joins a select group of centers around the world. Appointed by the WHO director-general, […]
Florida Prevention Research Center planning launch of training website
The USF College of Public Health’s Florida Prevention Research Center held a strategic planning session with its national advisory committee in June, immediately after the conclusion of the Social Marketing Conference.  The meeting provided PRC with valuable insights into revising its social marketing training website, said Mahmooda Pasha, a COPH doctoral student who heads the […]
World’s largest social marketing conference anchored at USF
The first and largest conference of its kind, the 23rd Social Marketing Conference convenes in Clearwater Beach on June 18 with a strong USF College of Public Health presence. An annual event through 2012, it now is held only in even-numbered years to avoid conflicting with the newer World Social Marketing Conference held in odd-numbered […]
USF awarded new funding for Florida Prevention Research Center
The new five-year funding for the USF College of Public Health-based center was highly competitive and comes with a new emphasis— reducing the risks of colorectal cancer in underserved populations The University of South Florida College of Public Health has received new federal funding for its successful Florida Prevention Research Center to conduct innovative public health prevention […]

The College of Public Health at the University of South Florida is the parent organization for the Florida Prevention Research Center and is
supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-000062.