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 (FPRC) uses community-based prevention marketing (CBPM) for systems change to develop, adapt, implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based approaches to strengthen state and local health departments’ and community coalitions’ capacity for sustained disease prevention and health promotion. The FPRC’s health priority will be the reduction of cancer disparities, and the core research project for the next five years will focus on the promotion of colorectal cancer screening (CRCS).
News and Headlines
Empowering Coalitions to Make a Difference in Public Health Issues
Carol Bryant, PhDCase study shows how USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center developed successful community programs that attracted the CDC’s attention The Florida Prevention Research Center at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health led a community-based obesity-prevention coalition to complete the Community-Based Prevention Marketing Policy Development process, following eight action steps and resulting in Better […]
Passing the reins at the PRC
From left:  Drs. Julie Baldwin and Carol Bryant, co directors of the Florida Prevention Research Center.Florida Prevention Research Center’s Carol Bryant partners with Julie Baldwin on transition to 2016 retirement This month, Carol Bryant, PhD, distinguished USF Health professor and director of the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Public Health, will begin officially passing the torch to Julie Baldwin, PhD, professor […]
USF College of Public Health Becomes World Health Organization Collaborating Center
From left: USF’s team behind the WHO Center include: Tali Schneider, MPH, COPH research associate; Distinguished Health Professor Carol Bryant, PhD, COPH; Wayne Westhoff, PhD, COPH associate professor global health; Linda Whiteford, PhD, MPH, professor of anthropology & COPH affiliate faculty; Jim Lindenberger, director of the Social Marketing Group; and, Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha, MHS, COPH doctoral student and center administrator.  

Not pictured:  Twenty-First Century Scholar James Mihelcic, PhD, professor of engineering; Rowena Merritt, PhD, COPH affiliate faculty; Kathy Anderson, PhD, COPH affiliate faculty; Lisa Brown, PhD, associate professor  in the College of Behavioral and Community Services; Mike McCarthy, PhD; and,  Alyssa Mayer, MPH, COPH doctoral student.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
Carol BryantThe 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 […]
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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-005024-01.