CCR's Commitment to community-focused public health and prevention strategy spans 15 years, across the san diego region and nationally.

Elevating public health and safety with local data, insight and action.

Data-Driven Prevention

For over 15 years, the Center for Community Research (CCR), a San Diego based non-profit, has been dedicated to empowering individuals, community-based organizations, and government agencies to achieve their highest outcomes. CCR partners with communities to implement and identify strategies that work. We are committed to enhancing community safety through data-driven strategies and research-based solutions.

Our team of seasoned professionals maintains expertise in various sectors including alcohol and drug prevention, harm reduction, public health, mental health, youth development, education, public safety and community engagement. We also offer experience in media advocacy, youth speaker training, and social media engagement.

CCR has earned recognition for our effective community outreach programs and for our ability to track progress with our Community-Empowerment Model (CEM). Our staff are active members of the SAMHSA Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) for Region-9, contributing to prevention initiatives on a statewide and national level. Additionally, we are a part of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Community Liaison Board where we provide feedback for the ongoing research study.

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Our Commitment


As a team, CCR is committed to integrating a spectrum of perspectives in our work, which values and honors all voices and languages. We intentionally obtain input about the specific needs of the unique populations we serve to ensure our approach best aligns with our diverse communities.

Explore Our Initiatives

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CCR is proud to be a Certified “Live Well San Diego” Partner Organization since 2019.

CCR excels in the implementation of data collection methodologies and tools that have greatly assisted a variety of countywide programs and initiatives that are striving to improve the public health and safety of our communities.

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Data-Informed Practice
Metrics to Guide Community-Level Prevention