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.
EPRC is excited by recent media attention for the Cherokee Nation Prevention Trial. National Institutes of Health highlighted the project twice in the past month, lauding it for addressing alcohol reduction and combining community-based and individual-level prevention strategies in American Indian and rural communities. Emory News Center also featured the project. We are honored and excited by these reports and hope that they will lead to greater efforts addressing health problems in underserved populations.
EPRC and American Cancer Society partners published findings from a secondary analysis of 33 interviews with staff/leadership at five safety net health systems to identify factors influencing implementation of evidence-based strategies promoting colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Findings from Using the consolidated framework for implementation research to understand safety net health system efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates may inform future screening promotion efforts within these systems.