The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC)
A team of highly qualified and engaged researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, along with researchers from many other schools and programs across the University of Maryland College Park campus, is driving the UMD-PRC effort. The researchers work closely with a broad array of community advisors from many different stakeholder groups (lgbtq+ persons, allies, investigators, providers, and policymakers) to plan and implement all research, training, and service activities.
A growing coalition of LGBTQ+, mental health, and health care organizations, in connection with other Prevention Research Centers from across the country, serves as the advice and outreach network to facilitate the local, state, and national impact of the UMD-PRC.
The UMD-PRC aims to:
- Address gaps in understanding of LGBTQ+ mental health and health care, and related topics such as HIV, substance use, and healthy relationship dynamics.
- Develop and evaluate tools to examine and address LGBTQ+ mental health and related healthcare needs.
- Disseminate and support the implementation of tools to address LGBTQ+ mental health and related health care needs.
The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center is being supported from 2019-2024 by a cooperative agreement #U48 DP006382 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Any interpretations and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and may not reflect those of the CDC.