Sharing Our Scientific Findings
The Illinois Prevention Research Center (PRC) shares and translates our public health prevention research to improve the health behaviors of communities and reduce disparities and inequities in the burden of chronic disease.
Our communications aim to achieve these goals:
- Disseminate scientific evidence to improve environment, programs and policies supporting health-optimizing behaviors.
- Foster translation of this evidence from academia to actual practice and policy.
- Promote use of evidence-based programs and policies.
- Enhance the capacity of communities to promote health and prevent chronic disease, especially communities burdened with high incidence of chronic disease and its risk factors.
- Support the communication goals of our community partners, other Prevention Research Centers and others who share our scientific and public health aims, especially to promote healthy behaviors and reduce health disparities in vulnerable communities.
Below is a list of peer-reviewed articles published by Illinois PRC scientists on research related to our mission.
Demment MM, Peters K, Dykens JA, et al. Developing the evidence base to inform best practice: a scoping study of breast and cervical cancer reviews in low- and middle-income countries. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 1;10(9):e0134618.
Slater S, Pugach O, Lin W, Bontu A. If you build it will they come? Does involving community groups in playground renovations affect park utilization and physical activity? Environ Behav. 2016;48(1):246-265.
Chriqui JF, Nicholson LM, Thrun E, Leider J, Slater SJ. More active living–oriented county and municipal zoning is associated with increased adult leisure time physical activity—United States, 2011. Environ Behav. 2016;48(1):111-130.
Chriqui JF, Leider J, Thrun E, Nicholson LM, Slater S. Communities on the move: Pedestrian-oriented zoning as a facilitator of adult active travel to work in the United States. Front Public Health. 2016 Apr 18;4:71.
- About Us
- Contact Us
The Illinois Prevention Research Center (PRC) and this website is supported by cooperative agreement No. 1U48DP005010 under the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Institute for Health Research and Policy is the Illinois PRC's research home in the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lisa M. Powell, PhD, is the director and principal investigator of the Illinois PRC.
The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the State of Illinois.
Illinois Prevention Research Center
Institute for Health Research & Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
1747 West Roosevelt Road MC 275
Chicago, IL 60608-1264