Optimal Health among Worcester Residents is our Vision
Our Mission is to establish community, public health, health care and academic capacity to engage in equitable research partnerships for conducting applied public health research targeting physical activity, healthy eating, obesity and associated chronic conditions among Worcester area residents.
We achieve our Mission and Vision by being:
- a leader in applied public health research;
- an integral part of the Worcester’s collaborative public health system;
- a statewide applied public health research resource; and,
- a model for collaborations with academia, public health, community and health care.
We work to eliminate health disparities through intervention effectiveness research, implementation research and public health practice-based research. Our Research focuses on:
- Health Equity
- Built Environment and Policy
- Child and Adolescent Health
- Obesity and Mental Health
- Worksite Health Promotion
- Community-Clinical Linkages
The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center was established in 2009 to foster applied public health research in collaboration with state and local departments of public health, community and health care partners. We are a member of the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PRC Program supports a network of over 35 centers to bring together academic researchers, public health agencies, and community members to conduct applied research in disease prevention and control.