Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices

Welcome to the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (PPOP), part of the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the School of Medicine. The Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices was established in 2002 to advance research and education on current patterns of health care, the process of behavior change, evaluation of prevention strategies, and designing interventions to facilitate evidence-based practice.  Read more about PPOP and our mission.

PPOP Current Research Projects

  • Stanford and San Mateo County Obesity Reduction Project, Vivamos Activos Fair Oaks, will be using Case Management and Environmental Support  in a randomized clinical trial to ethnically diverse, low-income populations to help reduce the nation's burden of obesity. 
  • The Vivamos Activos en Familia study is an eight week program for obese adolescents (11-14) and their parents.  Families learn essential healthy living skills in weekly nutrition and fitness classes and also learn strategies to improve family functioning to support a healthy family lifestyle.      


PPOP Past Research Projects

  • The M.I. Salud study investigated whether the use of smart phone applications can motivate Spanish-speaking older adults to increase their physical activity and reduce sedentary activities.  These adults received a smart phone for two months and were randomized to to use one of two mobile applications or to the control group.
  • Nuestra Voz was a participatory action study using a tablet with audio and photo capability to encourage adolescents and older adults to audit their built environment and capture aspects that promote or hinder healthy living. Participants presented the results and recommendations from this modern photovoice project to key stakeholders and policy makers.
  • Assessing Gaps in Calcium use study analyzed disparities in the use of calcium
  • The Women's Use of Alternative Therapies for Menopausal Symptoms investigated the use of herbal and conventional therapies for menopausal symptoms.


For more information on PPOP research contact us.