Established in 2014, the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC) works to catalyze translation of evidence-based and innovative programs to increase access to care and disrupt the cycle of health disparities among hard-to-reach, socially disadvantaged populations.
The NYU-CUNY PRC’s core research advances the study of innovative combinations of community and clinic-based interventions for improved linkage to preventive care and chronic disease prevention and management, and includes:
- Program Evaluation of the New York City Health Justice Network (HJN)
- Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) Program
- Project IMPACT (Implementing Million Hearts for Provider and Community Transformation)
Who We Are
The NYU-CUNY PRC reflects an innovative public-private partnership between a CEPH-accredited, minority-serving public school of public health (CUNY) dedicated to promoting health equity and social justice in NYC and a leading academic medical school with expertise in population health and prevention research and a decade-long history of leadership in the national PRC Network (NYU).
The key focus of the NYU-CUNY PRC is to advance the study of innovative combinations of community and clinic-based interventions for improved linkage to preventive care and chronic disease prevention and management.
- Learn more about the PRC’s approachand methodology to addressing health disparities.
- The NYU-CUNY PRC is part of a network of CDC Prevention Research Centers located throughout the country.
The overall goals of the NYU-CUNY PRC are to:
- Expand and sustain a prevention science research infrastructure to advance applied public health research and accelerate translation of research into practice
- Engage partners for translation of research findings into practice
- Disseminate and communicate research findings and translation products to multiple audiences through traditional and innovative formats
- Provide training, technical assistance, and subject matter expertise to our local stakeholders and colleagues across the PRC network to facilitate translation of applied public health research to improve population health
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Research & Publications
Core Research Projects
Utilizing community-based participatory research and community health workers model approaches, we are committed to building the capacity and leaders of public health and clinical practitioners to conduct evidence-based research and interventions using community clinical linkage.
Project Title: NYC Health Justice Network (HJN) Program Evaluation
Description: The New York University & City University of New York Prevention Research Center will evaluate the effectiveness, economic, and health outcomes of a Community Health Worker facilitated trauma-informed care program (the Health Justice Network) spearheaded by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to improve access to care and health outcomes among justice-involved individuals (previously incarcerated included).
Past Core Research Projects
2014-2019 Project IMPACT (Implementing Million Hearts for Provider and Community Transformation)
2009-2014 Reaching Immigrants through Community Empowerment (RICE)
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Active Special Interest Projects (SIPs)
Project Title: NYC Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN)
Description: The NYU-CUNY CPCRN is conducting two core research projects that includes working with multiple stakeholders to engage in mixed-methods research to understand the current landscape and inform how best to tailor a mental health preventive intervention for Asian American cancer patients and post-treatment survivors that can be integrated into ongoing oncology and survivorship programs in NYC.
Other Research Projects
Reports & Publications