The UWPRC is a new university center that is conducting and supporting applied health promotion and disease prevention research with a focus on achieving health equity for low-income women, infants, and families. It is one of 25 centers funded by a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The UWPRC will engage multidisciplinary campus researchers, public health practitioners, community-based and governmental organizations, and families to develop a research and translational agenda designed to support campus researchers, enhance prevention training, translate research into practice, disseminate resources, and support the Core Research Project.

Center faculty and affiliate members will have opportunities to apply for funding for additional projects to expand the focus of the center and enhance prevention research on campus.