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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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Dianne Ward headshot HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, named as one of the world’s top experts in child care research

HPDP’s Dianne Ward, EdD, has been recognized as a “World Expert” in child care by Expertscape, a service that ranks the expertise of researchers in biomedical fields. She is among the top 0.062% of published authors in child care research … Continued

View of two Black women sitting down. One is wearing gloves and helping the other prick her finger to take a blood sugar reading. Berkowitz receives R01 grant to help advance health equity in type 2 diabetes care

A research team led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH has received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand how addressing health-related social needs improves health outcomes for people with … Continued

HPDP awards three $5,000 planning grants to UNC faculty studying pressing issues in prevention research

In 2021, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) awarded three planning grants of approximately $5,000 each to researchers pursuing projects in health promotion and disease prevention. The planning grant initiative, now in its third year, was … Continued

A chart showing an expected cost increase from $63.4 billion in 2015 to $152.4 billion in 2030. Title: The medical and productivity costs of metastatic breast cancer are projected to increase by 140% between 2015 and 2030 Study estimates costs of treating and living with metastatic breast cancer will more than double between 2015 and 2030, due to increase in cases among younger women

A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among U.S. women will total $152.4 billion in 2030, nearly two and a half times the estimate for … 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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