The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) is located in the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, MD and was first funded in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Research Center Program. Prevention Research Centers, designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are “committed to conducting prevention research and are leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice. These centers have rich capacity for the community-based, participatory prevention research needed to drive the major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases” (CDC).