Advocacy for Prevention Science

Advocacy for Prevention Science
Advocacy for Prevention Science describes scientific advances and principles which form a foundation for advocacy for prevention science. The document provides a list of specific actions and principles which SPR’s board agrees are worthy of public policy advocacy. This document provides guidance to the SPR board and SPR members as the Society seeks to become more actively involved in education and discussion with policy makers toward the achievement of SPR’s mission.

March 1, 2024: Achieving Health Equity Through Prevention Science

February 14, 2023: SPR statement on racism experienced by the NASP President and members of color at the Denver Hyatt Regency. 

December 5, 2022:  Strategic Directions in Preventive Intervention Research to Advance Health Equity

October 3, 2022: SPR sign-on to CAPSOC Letter to Dr. Volkow, NIDA.  Proposal to increase NIDA funding for prevention focusing on health disparities.

August 30, 2021: SPR and NPSC Statement in Statement in Support of Transgender, Gender Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Two-Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, and Genderqueer People (PDF)

April 28, 2021: SPR Advocacy Committee Town Hall, Educating and engaging with local and state policymakers – What role should prevention scientists play?

March 23, 2021: SPR Statement on Anti-Asian Violence (PDF)

December 10, 2020: Partnership between Society for Prevention Research and the National Prevention Science Coalition to Save Lives

June 5, 2020: SPR and NPSC Statement Condemning Racism (PDF)

June 2019: Scaling-up Evidence-based Interventions in U.S. Public Systems Policy Briefs

February 2019: CDC Gun Violence Prevention Research Funding Letter to U.S. House of Representatives (PDF)