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WHI Community Prevention Study

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Unlike the Clinical Trial/Observational Study, the Community Prevention Study (CPS) component of the WHI focused on community-based prevention strategies to enhance adoption of healthful behaviors, with a particular focus on women of diverse races, ethnic groups and socioeconomic strata.  The goals of this effort were to conduct applied prevention research that results in carefully evaluated, model programs that could be widely disseminated, and if at all possible, institutionalized in a wide range of communities across the U.S. Areas of interest included: reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Black women; CVD peer support in African American women; environmental factors and physical activity in women; osteoporosis prevention, education and outreach; diabetes care in minority women; methods to enhance physical activity in women; and a survey to determine attitudes of women regarding surgical menopause and hormone therapy.

The CPS was a collaborative effort between the NIH Women's Health Initiative Program Office and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion through cooperative agreements with their Community Prevention Centers.  Shared collaboration across federal agencies in areas of shared interest in prevention improves the effectiveness and efficiency of both agencies and takes advantage of the existing activities, research, experience, and expertise of each agency.

For general information on CDC's University-based Prevention Centers please contact Pat Riley, CDC: PYR0@CCDOD1.EM.CDC.GOV.

For information on specific WHI-funded CPS activities, please contact the persons listed in the WHI funded community prevention study (CPS) locations list.

 
 
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