ARRA Prevention Research Centers Comparative Effectiveness Research Program

To support Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) to perform comparative effectiveness research (CER) that compares innovative public health strategies or interventions, in new settings or populations (such as minorities or people with disabilities), and that preferably include new endpoints such as biologic
measures or combined clinical and social interventions.

The emphasis is to develop new scientific evidence that fills important knowledge gaps.

The interventions or strategies should be policy or environmental but are expected to consider what targeted outcome(s) are anticipated and how such outcomes will be achieved and to describe how the intervention will be implemented so it can be replicated by others.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.