Translation and Community-based
Our approach to addressing the current epidemic of largely preventable chronic disease blends concepts of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and translational research. Recent success in reducing chronic disease risk blends the science of prevention with the practice of prevention, utilizes local resources, and tailors interventions to fit the at-risk target population. By combining the efforts of basic, clinical, and community based researchers with the efforts of community members, prevention research can be translated into actions that will improve the health of those at risk in a target community. This approach is consistent with recent and evolving Federal funding initiatives.