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Understanding Prevention Science Part 1: The Basis of the Field

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Prevention science is the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of people, families, and communities. This two-part webinar series will define and review prevention science and its relevance to prevention professionals. It will also discuss strategies and provide recommendations for ensuring prevention science is supporting public health efforts.


This webinar will review prevention science and its relevance to substance use prevention professionals. It will describe the different domains of relevant science, including epidemiology, intervention development, and research methodology. The webinar will discuss how these domains influence and improve public health and prevention efforts. Additionally, the webinar will review the latest research in prevention science. It will provide examples of theories and frameworks to better understand how evidence is used and how it can be applied to the prevention field. Lastly, it will discuss how prevention science can support prevention professionals and others in the field in establishing actionable processes, policies, and programs.


  • Examine how prevention science can be described and provide a shared definition
  • Understand the research and theories behind prevention science
  • Review how prevention science is applied to substance use prevention and its impact
  • Discuss some of the challenges to incorporating prevention science and provide a research agenda for expanding future efforts




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