Working with communities to improve nutrition and physical activity

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The mission of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is to work with community partners to develop, evaluate, implement, and disseminate cost-effective strategies that will improve population nutrition and physical activity, reduce obesity and chronic disease, and improve health equity. Learn more about the HPRC.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Prevention Research Centers blue logoThe Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U48DP006376). The findings and conclusions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or other funders.

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Core Research Project: Massachusetts CHOICES Project

As a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center, the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity’s Core Research Project is the Massachusetts CHOICES Project. The purpose of the Massachusetts CHOICES Project is to work collaboratively with community partners, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), to develop a playbook of 10-14 top strategies to promote healthy weight and study how cost-effectiveness metrics are used by partners throughout the state. This work builds off of the CHOICES Project.
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