The overarching goal of the UWPRC is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and families by conducting health promotion and disease prevention research focused on maternal, infant, and child health.

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The UW PRC is one of 25 CDC Prevention Research Centers across the US.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Prevention Research Center is a member of the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program. It is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1U48DP006383.

COVID-19 Resources for organizations

UWPRC has compiled information from our partners, public health authorities, and our communities on the effects of COVID-19 on people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have recently given birth, or are caring for infants and children.

Upcoming Events

Nov 02

UWPRC Annual Meeting

November 2 - November 3

Latest news from the center

  • Prevention Research Funding Opportunities (NIH)

    Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Next application date: August 24, 2021   Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Electronic Nicotine Delivery …

  • Journal of Environmental Justice cover page

    Spatialized Intersectionality: Gendered and Racialized Residential Segregation and the Milwaukee Lead Crisis

    In this recently published article, Dalvery Blackwell, Executive Director of UWPRC community partner African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), and her colleague introduce the term spatialized intersectionality to connote interlocking, geographically embedded forms of social identity marginalization. …

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    SWCAP receives CDC CARA grant

    SWCAP’s (Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program) Better Brodhead Program has been awarded $50,000 per year for five years for a total of $250,000. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) grant from the U.S. Centers …

  • AABN research flyer

    Survey: Black Fathers, Equal Partners (AABN)

    The purpose of this research initiative is to learn about experiences and support needs across the transition to fatherhood, and Black mothers’ perceptions of the support that would benefit fathers and strengthen their capacity as …

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