Scholarly Activities

Scholarly Activities

The PRC’s portfolio of scholarly activities includes activities that address health disparities and health equity in the following areas: adolescent health, teen pregnancy, suicide, childhood obesity, physical activity, nutrition and dietary intake, injury prevention, home visitation, and other topics related to promoting and preventing chronic disease and disability.

The PRC’s Scholarly Activities are divided into 7 main categories:

  • Formative assessment, on the determinants of health is designed conducted to identify research questions, support innovation and new research, develop strategic plans, and lead to interventions and policies that can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
  • Surveillance provides prevalence and trend data that are also available to conduct epidemiologic analyses, answer research questions, and identify areas for intervention.
  • Evaluations examine the effectiveness of programs or policies at improving health, decreasing risk factors, increasing protective factors or improving social determinants of health.
  • Social Marketing aims to influence health behaviors that benefit individuals and communities for the greater good.
  • Training and technical assistance provides partner organizations with evidence-based information, approaches and strategies for reducing risk factors, promoting resiliency factors and improving health equity.
  • Program management to implement evidence-based programs, policies and practices in New Mexico communities.
  • Dissemination to actively share the results of research and other scholarly activities with community partners, funders, decision-makers and professional colleagues.