About Us

Our mission and vision


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


Our approach includes:

  • Building and sustaining long-term partnerships with early child learning centers, schools, and communities to enhance child health and well-being
  • Conducting community-engaged research to improve social-emotional development and well-being with children and families in under-served communities
  • Using a multi-level approach to connect families to evidence-based programs and multi-sector partnerships to strengthen community capacity

CDC Prevention Research Center


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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.

Learn more about the CDC PRC program >
Learn more about our CDC Core Research Project >

Fiscal year reports


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Read the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 fiscal year reports for the RMPRC.

Read the 2019-2020 report >

Read the 2020-2021 report >

Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC)

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

3rd Floor East

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045


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