The Executive Committee consists of Coordinating Center leadership plus CDC personnel from the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. The Executive Committee performs and oversees the day to day activities of PAPREN and ensures PAPREN goals are achieved.
The Coordinating Center is a joint effort between the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center at the UMass Medical School and the Policy, Practice, and Prevention Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The primary role of the Coordinating Center is to build a vibrant Network by maintaining active communications, supporting Work Groups, and making new tools and other resources available to the Network. The Coordinating Center is also responsible for conducting the PAPREN applied evaluation project and ensuring PAPREN’s goals are accomplished.