The CHPRC is recognised for its school and community based research
The Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) was established at Edith Cowan University in 2004. The CHPRC comprises a multi-disciplinary research team that conducts high quality, applied research to improve the overall physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being of children and other young people and their families. The CHPRC is regionally, nationally and internationally recognised for its school and community based research in the areas of:
- Mental health promotion (including bullying and aggression prevention);
- Healthy lifestyle and healthy weight promotion;
- Drug use harm reduction; and
- Injury prevention.
The Child Health Promotion Research Centre aims to promote the health of children and young people through engagement and partnerships with families, schools and communities.
To achieve this goal, the Child Health Promotion Research Centre aims:
- To conduct innovative, high quality applied research in areas of national priority for children and young people’s health;
- To foster collaborative engagement with industry, professions, government agencies and the community, by providing a supportive and stimulating learning environment to strengthen the capacity of parents, teachers, primary health care providers, community workers, and other key stakeholder groups, with the aim of embedding research findings into sustainable policy and practice; and
- To provide high quality mentorship and training by creating a supportive and stimulating learning culture for undergraduate, postgraduate and other team members, thereby building organisational sustainability, attracting and retaining staff, and strengthening leadership capacity.