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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.135
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 25, 2018
Application: Jun 25, 2018

Scientific/research contact:
Natalie Darling

Peer review contact:
Dr. Jaya Raman

Financial/grants management contact:
Patricia French


This opportunity provides funding for academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRCs).

Required activities include:

  1. Establish and maintain a multi-disciplinary prevention research center that conducts high-quality applied health promotion and disease prevention research
  2. Conduct an applied public health prevention research project using a community engagement approach to address a major cause of disease, disability, injury, or death in a population experiencing health disparities
  3. Disseminate research findings to community, practice, and academic audiences
  4. Translate evidence-based interventions for sustainability and widespread scale-up
  5. As part of the network, serve as a resource for developing, implementing, evaluating, disseminating, and translating evidence-based public health interventions at local, state, tribal, or national levels

The goal of the PRC program is to improve population health outcomes and contribute to the elimination of health disparities in populations and communities including:

  • Communities disadvantaged by social determinants of health that create health inequities
  • Populations experiencing disparities due to:
    • Race
    • Ethnicity
    • Gender identity
    • Sexual orientation
    • Geography (rural and urban)
    • Socioeconomic status
    • Disability status
    • Primary language
    • Health literacy
    • Other relevant dimensions, such as tribal communities

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of public health, medicine, and osteopathy that offer a preventive medicine residency program.

The following institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply.

  • Hispanic-serving institutions
  • Historically black colleges and universities
  • Tribally controlled colleges and universities
  • Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 5 years
Anticipated number of awards: 30
Estimated total funding: $112,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Natalie Darling by May 25, 2018. Instructions for the letter of intent are provided in the application instructions found on the related documents tab of

Tagged as
Health disparities · Health literacy · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Population health · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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