A State Agency–University Partnership for Translational Research and the Dissemination of Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention

  • Brian K. Bumbarger
  • Elizabeth Morey Campbell
Original Paper


This article describes a decade-long partnership between the Prevention Research Center at Penn State and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. This partnership has evolved into a multi-agency initiative supporting the implementation of nearly 200 replications of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs, and a series of studies indicating a significant and sustained impact on youth outcomes and more efficient utilization of system resources. We describe how the collaboration has developed into a sophisticated prevention support infrastructure, discuss the partnership and policy lessons learned throughout this journey, and identify remaining issues in promoting this type of research–policy partnership.


Partnership Evidence-based Translational research Interactive systems framework Prevention Implementation Sustainability Dissemination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian K. Bumbarger
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Morey Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter), Prevention Research CenterPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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