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.
The EPRC's Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network mini-grant program funded faith-based organizations to promote healthy eating and physical activity in rural South Georgia. Promoting Policy and Environmental Change in Faith-Based Organizations, Description and Findings from a Mini-Grants Program found that the church environment may play an important role in supporting healthy eating.