The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the National Prevention Science Coalition has funded a pilot project to evaluate the impact of a new model for supporting the use of prevention evidence for policymaking. This project will pilot the Research-to-Policy model's and support training of prevention researchers, needs assessment of federal legislative offices and connection of researchers and legislative staff. This effort will be a key part of PEPR and the NPSC's efforts to build a prevention research to policy bridge.
The Research Policy Collaboration (RPC) model aims to develop an effective and replicable strategy that initiates and develops productive relationships between prevention researchers, practitioners (i.e., professionals with applied research and evaluation expertise), and federal officials. This includes developing a strategic plan for future collaboration involving the use of evidence-based (EB) prevention practices into public policies.