Theories, methods and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention interventions. Emphasis on prevention intervention research and community based research methodology. Areas of focus: establish community partnerships, use of formative research in development of community interventions, prevention interventions, practical procedures for implementation, dissemination of findings, opportunities for translational research. Topics include HIV/AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular disease, reproductive health, psychiatric/mental health with domestic and international relevance. Combines didactic presentations, discussion, research critiques and development of research proposal.