Welcome to the AzPRC

A Center that partners with communities to improve the health and well-being of people living in the US-Mexico Border states through research, training, advocacy and policy change.

The Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRCs) is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed to foster collaboration between academic, community, and public health partners to create health promotion and disease prevention strategies that work and can bring long-term benefits to communities. The AzPRC, housed at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, is guided by a Community Action Board made up of organizations and community members who share the common mission.

“To champion for optimal health and wellbeing in our diverse communities of the US/Mexico border region.”

In practice, the AzPRC consists of a set of interrelated grants and contracts that cumulatively seek to:

  1. advance health in border communities;
  2. reduce ethnic disparities in health;
  3. promote the Promotores (lay health worker) model for health promotion
  4. study chronic disease interventions with border partners; and
  5. interrelate these with community development, including systems and policy changes, for health promotion/disease prevention

This website describes AzPRC past and current projects and provides access to curricula, training materials, publications and other resources developed by through the collaborative efforts of AzPRC academic and community partners.