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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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DRS. GENI ENG, ALEX LIGHTFOOT, CLEO RYALS, KRISTIN BLACK, AND STEPHANIE BAKER REPRESENT THE UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL WITHIN THE GREENSBORO HEALTH DISPARITIES COLLABORATIVE. Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

“Imagine a world where racial disparities in healthcare could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Carolina, for Black and white patients with breast … Continued

HPDP awards $5,000 planning grant to UNC faculty studying cannabis prevention research

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has awarded Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, and Leah Ranney, PhD, MA, a planning grant of $5,000 for their research project on cannabis warning labels. Drs. Kowitt and Ranney’s study is the … Continued

Two children using a laptop Willis wins ACSM New Investigator Award and presents preliminary research on methods to measure children’s screen time

Erik Willis, PhD, a research scientist with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), is the recipient of a 2022 New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The award recognizes early career researchers who … Continued

The mural spans two walls. On the back wall, a woman stands in profile with a long braid down her back and seeds and grasses woven into the braid. On the long wall to the right, another woman with long hair reaches out over the ground with her hand facing down, dropping seeds into the earth. Behind her is a rainbow. Q and A with HPDP mural artist Isabel Lu

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, HPDP decided to create a welcoming outdoor meeting space outside of our offices. To transform the space, we partnered with UNC Arts Everywhere to commission a mural with the themes of health, wellness, and … 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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