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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.