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EPRC Mission: The mission of the EPRC is to prevent cancer and other chronic diseases and to reduce health disparities in rural Georgia.

Welcome From the EPRC Team


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.

PUBLICATION SPOTLIGHT

Recently Published

Publication Spotlight"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.

EFFECTIVENESS TESTING

Smoke-Free Homes Project

SFHsEPRC is working in collaboration with UNC to test the effectiveness of a brief intervention to increase household smoking bans and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in low-income households.  Participant recruitment and intervention delivery are conducted by United Way of North Carolina 2-1-1.  The intervention uses mailed educational materials and a coaching call to help participants create a smoke-free home.