Building the Science of Investing in Healthy Development


The Prevention Economics Policy and Research Network is a transdisciplinary effort to connect and coalesce prevention researchers, economists, and policy analysts to build the science of investing in human development. This NIH-supported effort began in 2014 and has grown into a national effort to understand the value of prevention and to support the use of economic evidence in policy making. The PEPR network has been recognized for its work by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, the National Institutes of Health as well as multiple government agencies, private foundations and research institutions. As a result of these efforts, PEPR has launched numerous national projects and developed resources to accelerate work in this area. Research from PEPR-related projects has been featured in a wide array of scholarly journals and popular media outlets.