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The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is dedicated to reducing health disparities through community-based research and initiatives. Created in 1985 by the deans of the health affairs schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, we are part of a network of CDC Prevention Research Centers.

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African american doctor measuring blood pressure to pregnant woman. Three HPDP researchers part of team receiving $12.5M to address pregnancy-related hypertensive emergencies

In partnership with multiple community agencies across the Triangle, the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Health Research has received funding — approximately $2.5 million per year for five years — from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Aiming to … Continued

Older adults sit on exercise balls and stretch an exercise band between their arms while smiling Willis receives Alzheimer’s Association grant to study physical activity interventions in older adults

Dr. Erik Willis, PhD, MPH, has received a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to pilot a multi-level intervention that aims to increase physical activity for individuals in adult supervised care settings (ASC) such as adult care homes and adult day … Continued

Rev Bill Kearney in front of Warrenton's sign commemorating the PCB Protests that birthed the environmental justice movement Rev. Kearney empowers communities to celebrate their role in environmental justice movement

Community members, university officials, activists, and clergy will gather in Warrenton, N.C. on September 17 to mark the 40th anniversary of the protests that launched the environmental justice movement. The nonviolent Warren County protests fought against the state’s disposal of soil contaminated … Continued

HPDP Research Fellow Thompson receives $500,000 CDC grant to study ovarian cancer diagnosis

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research team has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand healthcare-related factors that predict earlier diagnoses of ovarian cancer in North … Continued

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Want to help us make a public health impact through prevention research? We work with community partners, both locally and nationally, to conduct research and create knowledge and tools that can improve community health. Your donations provide our Center essential resources including providing pilot grants that fund junior investigators and innovative research proposals; travel awards for graduate students; professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students; and much, much more. No amount is too small, so please consider donating today.

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