The Stanford Prevention Research Center was formed at Stanford University in 1984 to conduct interdisciplinary research into the prevention and control of chronic disease. Funded by Stanford University and state, federal, and private grants, the SPRC is founded on a population- or community-level perspective of disease prevention and health promotion.
The Stanford Prevention Research Center produces and distributes health promotion materials, including videos, training manuals, booklets, self-help kits and program guides, some of which are available in Spanish. A catalog of materials can be found on the web at http://hprc.stanford.edu. Publications cover the following range of topics: health promotion process, general heart health, stress management, aging, blood pressure, weight control, nutrition, smoking, alcohol and other drugs, exercise, youth, adolescent pregnancy, injury prevention in the workplace, mental health.
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