Welcome to the website for the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC). We are dedicated to improving the lives of Georgia residents by developing and testing innovative interventions, evaluating promising practices, and training practitioners on evidence-based practices to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. We are located in Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Please take a moment to browse our website and learn more about the EPRC.
“A qualitative inquiry about weight counseling practices in community health centers" explores how clinicians approach weight counseling for adults in community health centers. The authors sought to learn more about who clinicians counsel, how they bring up the topic of weight, what advice they provide, and what treatment referral resources they use. The results will inform interventions to help improve weight counseling practices for adults in a primary care setting.
The EPRC is disseminating its Smoke-Free Homes: Some Things are Better Outside program with five 2-1-1 contact centers around the country. The program was tested in Atlanta with the United Way of Greater Atlanta 2-1-1 and also in North Carolina and Houston in partnership with University of North Carolina and University of Texas Health Sciences Center. The California Tobacco Control Program is also implementing it with seven of their grantees.