NYU Prevention Research Center

The mission of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) is to use a community health worker (CHW) model approach in diverse communities to build community capacity and leadership for cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention. The core research project of the PRC is Project RICE (Reaching Immigrants through Community Empowerment), which will develop, implement, and test a CHW program designed to promote diabetes prevention among Korean Americans and South Asian Americans in New York City.

A multidisciplinary collaboration across NYU and a coalition of community partners, the PRC is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) network of Prevention Research Centers, which brings academic researchers, community members, and public health agencies together to conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.

The NYU Health Promotion and Prevention Research Center is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1U48DP001904-01.