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 communities 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.
During each 5-year funding cycle, we use some of our funding from the CDC to support a core research project, which is intended to serve as a model for other communities across the country. Our PRC also conducts other community-based and clinical research projects with funding from the CDC and other sources. Our community-based work with the New Haven neighborhoods is conducted by Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), based out of the Yale School of Public Health and Southern Connecticut State University’s School of Health and Human Services.