A State Agency–University Partnership for Translational Research and the Dissemination of Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention
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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.
KeywordsPartnership Evidence-based Translational research Interactive systems framework Prevention Implementation Sustainability Dissemination
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