A CDC Prevention Research Center
The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC) is part of the Yale University School of Public Health, based in New Haven CT, and housed about 10 miles from New Haven at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut.
Our center was established in 1998 through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are part of the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers network of 26 academic research centers based in 24 states across the U.S. Each PRC represents an academic/community partnership in collaboration with community partners, federal, state, and local health and education agencies, and other universities. PRCs work with community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate community-based approaches to help prevent and control chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. They also share their approaches and findings in a national database so that other PRCs and public health partners can benefit from this knowledge.
In addition to our community-based research funded by the CDC and other sources, the Yale-Griffin PRC also conducts clinical research to investigate the role of nutrition in promoting health and preventing chronic diseases.