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PRC 30th Anniversary

The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

Our center was established in 1998 through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). One of 26 such centers nationwide, each of which represents an academic/community partnership, the Yale-Griffin PRC is the only center in the network based in a hospital. These centers engage in interdisciplinary applied prevention research in collaboration with community partners, federal, state, and local health and education agencies, and other universities.

The goal of all PRCs is to develop innovative approaches to health promotion and disease prevention that will directly benefit the public's health, first locally, and then nationally. PRCs use existing knowledge about health promotion and disease prevention to determine if it can be successfully applied in a community setting. Thus we are "research centers" not because we work in a laboratory, but because we measure effectiveness. We do this to seek new ways to improve community health and then share those findings with others.


Community Highlight: VITAHLS Healthy Cooking ChallengeCommunity Highlight: VITAHLS Healthy Cooking Challenge

The Valley Initiative to Advance Health and Learning in Schools (VITAHLS) is a collaboration between the Yale Prevention Research Center (PRC), Griffin Hospital, four school districts, and other community partners in Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley. Our mission is to prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy eating and physical activity to K-12 students in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Shelton.

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Childhood Obesity NewsChildhood Obesity News

Yale-Griffin PRC Director Dr. David Katz, who is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Childhood Obesity,' is delighted and proud to announce the publication of a special celebratory issue honoring the 2nd anniversary of the 'Let's Move' campaign, with a foreword by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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New PHINDER Database LaunchedNew PHINDER Database Launched

Promising Health Interventions Inventoried by a Network of Diverse Experts for Regional Application

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Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center is a member of the Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 5-U48-DP-001945-02.