Press Release

MSM's Prevention Research Center (PRC) was established in 1998. The theme of the PRC is: Risk Reduction and Early Detection in African American and Other Minority Communities: Coalition for Prevention Research. The mission is to advance scientific knowledge in the field of prevention in African American and other minority communities and to disseminate new information and strategies of prevention.

Since its inception, MSM PRC has worked cooperatively with the communities in which its research is being conducted. The formation of MSM PRC Community Coalition Board included a majority of representatives from these communities. The Board directs the research agenda and PRC activities.

MSM PRC strongly holds to the applied definition of community-based research that is: dynamic; "tailor-made;" focuses on prevention; establishes partnerships between communities and research entities; develops improved interventions that are racially and culturally focused, as well as gender, age, and geographically sensitive; and establishes more effective health policies addressing health disparities.

For additional information or questions please feel free to contact us:

Prevention Research Center
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Email: prcinfo@msm.edu
Phone: (404) 752-1022
Fax: (404) 752-1707

The Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center is a member of the Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, under cooperative agreement
Grant# 5 U48DP006411-01