In the Press

What’s exciting about this project is that we are pushing the status quo in mental health wellness programs for young adults
— Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD

Our Co-Principal Investigator talks about her recent award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study an intervention targeting cardiometabolic risk reduction in young adults with serious mental illness.



The Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD) is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The goal of the HPRCD is to measurably decrease cardiovascular risk factors in our region by addressing two of the CDC's primary "Winnable Battles"

photo credit: CDC/Debora Cartagena, 2012

photo credit: CDC/Debora Cartagena, 2012

photo credit: CDC/Amanda Mills, 2011

photo credit: CDC/Amanda Mills, 2011


Our role:

  • Identify needs.
  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Connect researchers with community organizations.
  • Study & implement evidence-based practices.

Activities include:

  • Mentoring early research career investigators.
  • Piloting health promotion coaching and mobile health interventions.
  • Partnering with: mental health provider organizations, primary care provider networks, state agencies, and community organizations.
  • Support for nationwide research including a study on implementation of integrated health promotion in 48 sites across the country.