: West Virginia Prevention Research Center

Striving to enhance health and well-being and reduce health disparities in West Virginia.

Areas of Focus

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center's efforts in applied research, evaluation and program support are centered around three critical areas: healthy lifestyles, substance use and youth and community resilience.

Recent News

WVU in the News: Iceland got teens off drugs. Can it work in W.Va.?

Kids in Fayette County have been regularly surveyed about their substance use and related risk factors. Locals and researchers at West Virginia University found three quarters of kids weren’t part of organized clubs or sports. Changing that could delay when kids start smoking or drinking.

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CDC Prevention Research Center

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number DP006391 and is committed to conducting applied prevention research, as well as supporting a wide variety of public health efforts across the state.