SSW to Welcome Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD)

The University of Illinois School of Social Work is excited to announce this new addition. Stay tuned in early 2016 for news and updates of this important collaboration.

“With CPRD‘s commitment to working with state and community agencies for health and human service reform and quality improvement, the Center is an excellent addition to the School and will help us achieve our mission and goals. Their presence will provide opportunities for more students to engage in community-based research and to develop partnerships with faculty. Along with our Children and Family Research Center, CPRD will help us move toward our goal of forming a Center of Excellence in child behavioral health.” -Dean Wynne Korr

Learn more about the Center

CPRD seeks to support public policy in three ways:

  1. improving state and community capacity for prevention
  2. improving prevention and educational practices through research and evaluation
  3. improving policies and decision making

CPRD concentrates its efforts in the areas of school reform and after-school evaluation, health and human service reform, and prevention science. The Center focuses on an ecological framework, where populations and environment intersect, specializing in policy analysis, applied research and evaluation, online data systems and professional development and training.

Since 1989, CPRD has a long history of creating and maintaining successful collaborative partnerships with local, state, and national organizations, agencies, and businesses.