SPR Special Interest Groups and Meetings

The Society for Prevention Research special interest groups (SIGs) promote professional connections and networking during the annual conference.

Annually, conveners may request via the Call for Special Interest Group Meetings to request a time and meeting space on the annual meeting program to hold a one hour SIG meeting during the Wednesday and Thursday lunch hour.

Starting March 2024, expanded services will be provided to SIG conveners who will hold or have held SIG meetings between June 2021 and May 31, 2024. These include:

  1. SIG conveners may request to hold one, 60-minute, virtual SIG meeting between the annual conferences.
    1. These are optional opportunities which will be coordinated and hosted by SPR staff and hosted on Zoom.
    2. These virtual SIG meetings may be held October through April.
    3. Requests should be submitted 60 days in advance of the month in which you would like to convene the virtual SIG meeting. The request should include name of conveners, institution, contact information, and preferred time frame to hold the virtual SIG meeting.
    4. Capacity is 1 every two weeks depending on other SPR virtual events. Requests will be considered on first come first served basis.
    5. Requests may be made by emailing Kristen Reamy, membership coordinator, at Kristen@preventionresearch.org. Please include in subject line: SPR virtual SIG meeting request.
    6. The virtual SIG meetings will be promoted via the SPR listserv, posting on the website, and social media.
  2. Active SIGs may be posted on the SPR SIG webpage. Posts may include:
    1. Conveners contact information
    2. How to join a SIG listserv or other communication opportunities which are hosted by SIG conveners.
    3. Announcements of SIG meetings, virtual, at SPR annual conference, or other opportunities
    4. SIG website, e.g. hosted through conveners’ institution

Special Interest Group Meeting History 2017 – 2024

  • A Roadmap for Prevention Systems Research, 2022
  • Adapting and/or Re-Evaluating Evidence-Informed Complex Population Health Interventions for Implementation in New Contexts: Guidance Development
  • Bottom of Form
  • Addressing Structural and interpersonal racism to reduce health disparities, SPR Diversity Network Committee, 2019
  • Advancing Lifespan Prevention Science, 2021**, 2022, 2023
  • Advancing Strong Standards for Preventive Interventions, 2019, 2022
  • Advancing the Vision and Mission of the National Institute of Mental Health through Prevention Science, 2022, 2023
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Prevention Research, 2018, 2019, 2020*/Prevention Research Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 2017/Prevention Research with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, and Native Hawaiian Communities, 2022, 2023
  • Building Prevention Workforce Capacity through Prevention Technology Transfer Centers, 2019
  • Boys and Young Men of Color – Research and Practice, 2018
  • Community-Engaged Etiology and Prevention Research Best Practices, 2023
  • Culturally Responsive Strategies for the Prevention of Trauma among Secondary Victims of Violence, Diversity Network Committee, 2018
  • Developing Skill-Based Approaches to Decrease Micro-Aggressions and Anti-Racist Behaviors, 2021**
  • Digital Health Technologies: From Primordial to Tertiary Prevention, 2023
  • Effective Communication of Prevention Research, 2021**
  • Ethics, Social Justices and Cultural Humility to Create Equity in Prevention Research and for Prevention Program Planning and Implementation, 2023
  • Fostering Health and Wellbeing among LGBT Populations, 2017
  • Funding Information Session: What’s New (representatives from DHHS, NIH, CDC, William T. Grant Foundation), 2019
  • Funding Opportunities for Research-Practice Partnerships and to Study the Use and Usefulness of Research Evidence, 2017
  • Health and Housing, 2021**
  • Healthy Parenting in Primary Care, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • How Do We Expand Prevention Science Research into Later Life?, 2018
  • Implementing Clinical Prevention into Primary Care, 2023
  • Improving Health Equity and Access to Rural Communities through Telehealth: Optimizing Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication, 2023
  • Integrated Primary Care and Culture of Prevention in American Indian Communities, 2017
  • International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction Discussion between Prevention Scientists and Educators*
  • Measuring Health Disparities, Diversity Network Committee, 2017
  • National Institute on Aging, 2017
  • Optimization of Multicomponent Interventions, 2017, 2020**
  • Optimization Prevention of Partner Abuse, 2017
  • Overdose Prevention Considering Polysubstance Use, 2020*
  • Top of Form
  • Parenting in the Context of Addiction and Recovery, 2020**
  • Pediatric Unintentional Injury: Preventing the Leading Cause of Mortality Among Children
  • Bottom of Form
  • Prenatal Programming of Childhood Health Complications: Opportunities for Prevention, 2021**, 2022, 2023
  • Prevention and Multimorbidity, 2017, 2020**
  • Prevention in High Schools Dialogue: Leadership, Restorative Justice, PBIS, Student Assistance Programs and Others, 2019
  • Prevention of Substance Use during Perinatal Period, 2020**, 2021**
  • Prevention Research and Positive Youth Development in Low and Middle-Income Countries, 2018, 2019
  • Prevention Research with Foster Care & Juvenile System Involved Youth, 2017
  • Prevention Research with Out of Home Youth – Foster Care & Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth, 2018
  • Prevention Science and LGBTQ Population Health, 2018, 2019
  • Prevention Science Graduate Training Programs, 2018, 2023
  • Promoting Innovation in Prevention, 2018
  • Pushing prevention research past roadblocks and towards improving public health, 2019
    Research Gaps in Multilevel Preventive Interventions to Enhance Health and Reduce Health Disparities, 2017
  • Queer in Prevention Research (QIPR), 2023
  • Research Needs in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Preventive Services, 2018
  • Top of Form
  • Research Needs to Address Disparities in Reproductive Health, 2020**, 2021**
  • Research-Practice-Policy Partnerships in Prevention: How Do They Work and How Do We Study Them?, 2022
  • Bottom of Form
  • Research Synthesis Methods for Prevention Science, 2018, 2019, 2020**, 2021**, 2022, 2023
  • Research Transparency, Openness, and Reproducibility, 2018, 2019, 2021**, 2022, 2023
  • Top of Form
  • School-Based Aggression and Bullying Prevention Programming, 2020
  • Bottom of Form
  • School Mental Health, 2017
  • Science of Behavior Change (SOBC), 2018
  • Shifting the Conversation from Obesity Prevention to Weight Inclusive Health Promotion, 2022
  • Social Emotional Learning as Intervention for Educators of Vulnerable Youth Populations, 2018
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Considerations in Implementation Science, 2022
  • Social Determinants of Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Public Health Crises: Lessons Learned and Implications for Intervention, 2023.
  • SPR Diversity Network Committee Health Equity, 2022
  • SPR Diversity Network Committee, Research and Policy Considerations for Transgender and Other Gender Minority Populations*
  • SPR Diversity Network Committee, The Value of Partnerships in Prevention Science, 2021**
  • SPR Strategic Plan Updates, 2022
  • SPR Training Committee Mid-Career, 2023
  • Suicide Risk Among Latinx Youth: Collaborating to Build Multilevel Prevention Strategies, 2020**
  • Supporting Students through School-Community Approaches, 2018
  • Taking Prevention to the Next Stage: Linking Research to Practice, 2020*
  • The Changing Role of the Licensed Professional in Post-Disaster Behavioral Health Care, 2023
  • The U.S. Opioid Crisis-Research to Inform Prevention-Based Solutions, 2018
  • Translating Implementation Science for Policymakers at the Federal, State and Local Levels: What Does It Take to Compel Action?, 2023
  • Translating School-Based Aggression and Bullying Prevention Programming into Broader Clinical Practice, 2020*
  • Transparency, Replication, and Open Science: Plans for a Special Issue and Consensus Statement in Prevention Science, 2020**
  • Trauma-informed Violence Prevention in Schools, 2017
  • Unleashing the Power of Prevention, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020*, 2021**
  • Urban Violence across the Lifespan, 2020*
  • Using Neural Measures in Prevention Research and Policy, 2021**
  • Violence Against Latinas: Using Data to inform Violence Prevention Interventions, 2022

*Accepted though not convened.
**Accepted and convened virtually.