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
COPH students receive awards at 2015 APHA meeting and expo
The American Public Health Association (APHA) hosts an annual event that attracts thousands of professionals and students from across the U.S. and world to network and share their research and experiences. Three students from USF College of Public Health were earned and received awards at the 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct.31-Nov.4, in Chicago. Rachel […]
USF Social Marketing Conference – 2016
The 2016 University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference meets the needs of social marketers at all levels of experience. Taking place June 17-18 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, FL, the Conference includes conversational plenary sessions, interactive panels, and focused collaborative sessions. Call for abstracts is open until February 5, 2016.     […]
Pioneers of social marketing discuss its founding and its future
Dr. Carol Bryant was on the ground floor of the USF College of Public Health’s social marketing program when the social marketing field was in its infancy.  She credits Dr. Stan Graven, chair of the Department of Community and Family Health at the time, for the idea of a social marketing conference. “He asked me […]
Dr. Carol Bryant has a permanent place in Florida public health history
De Mayor’s proclamation didn’t do a bit of good, Kase all de oldest citizens was breakin’ for the woods. You never seen so many folks at the Duval County Fair, As run aboard de steamboats in the Yaller Fever Scare. — From a song by the Florida Minstrels, ca. 1887   “One road leads to […]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headlines

Whooping Cough

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Help protect babies from whooping cough with vaccines.

American Heart Month

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Strong Men Put Their Heart Health First

Prevent the Common Cold

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Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

Heart Defects

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Read one man's story of living with a heart defect.

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.