Printer-friendly versionSend by email

Center Members

News & Events

Research Areas

Youth Community Advisory Board

UCLA/RAND PRC

The UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center is part of a national network of 37 academic research centers, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about the Prevention Research Center (PRC) network and program, please click here

News & Highlights

Posted on December 17, 2013

Twelve students from Carson High School’s Academy of Medical Arts volunteered to conduct a walkability assessment of the streets, sidewalks, and intersections in the area surrounding Carson High...

Featured Events

Brown Bag Speaker Series 

Tobacco Crop Substitution: China's First Effort 
Thursday, April 17, Noon-1:00pm PDT, UCLA CHS 53-105
Virginia C. Li, PhD
Professor of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Presented by the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity  
Click here for more information

CANCELLED: Continuing the Conversation Webinar Series 

Childhood Obesity in LA County and Collaborations with WIC 
Thursday, April 10,  Noon-1:00pm PDT 
May C. Wang, DrPH 
Associate Professor 
Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  
Click here for more information

PRC YCAB Training 

The PRC's Youth Community Advisory Board (YCAB) will attend a two hour training on Tuesday, February 25th, to learn how to conduct a walkability assessment using the Pedestrian Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) tool, which was developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The tool is an on-the-ground, observational survey that assesses intersection safety, traffic, street design, land use, and perceived safety. YCAB members will then partner with PRC staff to assess the walkability in the area surrounding the Rancho Dominguez Preparatory High School in Carson, CA on Saturday, March 15th.

Public Workshop 

On March 1st, 2014, City of Carson, in partnership with UCLA PRC, will hold a public workshop at Veterans Sports Complex for community input for the development of an Active Transportation Plan. Participants will have the opportunity to share their vision for a walkable, bikeable, healthier community