Most of the EPRC’s activities are directly relevant to communities. In addition to conducting research and trainings on high priority topics like obesity and evidence-based approaches to chronic disease prevention, we offer small grants to community-based organizations. For example, through the Community Engagement Research Program of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, we offer grants to community-based organizations to engage in research projects with academic partners. The EPRC has a broad range of community partners. We practice community-based participatory research in southwest Georgia and are guided by a Community Advisory Board comprising over 20 residents and local organizations. We have historically subcontracted with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to manage the day-to-day operations of our local work. For one of our studies, they employed the health coaches who delivered an intervention on weight gain prevention. To learn more about our community partners, click here.