Our mission is to conduct community-engaged research with schools and communities across the Rocky Mountain region to achieve health equity by optimizing social-emotional, mental, and physical health. Our vision is that children and families live in communities that optimize health and well-being.
Our approach includes:
The RMPRC is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Prevention Research Center (PRC). The PRC program funds university-based centers to form a nationwide network that serves a vital role within the public health system. These Centers work to identify public health problems and focus on the development, testing, and evaluation of public health interventions that can be applied widely, particularly in underserved communities.