Our Mission

The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being.

The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policymakers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact SPR National Office at 703-934-4850, info@preventionresearch.org.

Annual Meeting

SPR 2021 Annual Meeting Call for Papers, Another Opportunity to Submit! Deadline: February 28, 2021

Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 29th Annual Meeting, June 2-4, 2021, virtually. This year’s theme is “Addressing Racism and Disparities when Considering Biology and Context.”

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SPR Code of Conduct

SPR members and other participants in SPR activities come from diverse backgrounds and are guided in research ethics following the ethics codes laid out by their professional alliances. The SPR Code of Conduct (“Code”) serves as a code of professional conduct for SPR members, conference attendees, staff, volunteers, and any individual who participates in any activities of SPR.

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Job Postings

JOB POSTINGS - view listing of job openings/opportunities in prevention research.

Want to Volunteer?

Talented volunteers are the lifeblood of every membership organization. The Society for Prevention Research offers various opportunities for our members to help advance the mission and the strategic plan of the Society by getting involved in our committees.

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Resources for Education and Training in the Field of Type 2 Translation Research Degree Programs or Certificates in Prevention Science and Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training/Education in Prevention Science

What’s Happening Now

SPR 2021 Call for Nominations for Fellows and SPR and ECPN Awards

See nomination guidelines and criteria for SPR Fellows. Deadline: March 1, 2021

See nomination guidelines and criteria for SPR and ECPN awards. Deadline: March 1, 2021

SPR Statement on Presidential Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

See statement here.

SPR and NPSC Statement Condemning Racism

George Floyd’s death adds to a rapidly growing list of Black people assaulted and killed in the U.S. as a direct consequence of our society’s structural, systemic, and individual racism. Racial profiling and aggressive, discriminatory policing ranging from threats to lethal force are commonplace experiences for many Black Americans. The problems within policing are neither unique nor isolated: racism is in the groundwater of our country. Read the entire statement.

COVID-19 and Prevention Science and what you can do.

COVID-19 has changed the world and how we offer prevention services within a matter of weeks. There are many current and future challenges facing prevention science.

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2020 Communications Plan

Designed to deliver members up-to-date news and information in prevention science.

Prevention Science Course Syllabi Project

The SPR Training Committee is working on an initiative to gather prevention science course syllabi. Our goal is to create a repository for these syllabi on the SPR website so that fellow educators can access these syllabi to create or enhance courses in prevention science. We look forward to your participation by November 22, 2019.

The Society for Prevention Research 20 Years Later: a Summary of Training Needs

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Advancing Type 2 Translation Research article by SPR Task Force now available at Prevention Science ONLINE FIRST

Type 2 Translational Reseach: Position Statement

Type 2 Translational Research: Overview and Definitions

SPR Monograph: Community Monitoring Systems

Standards of Evidence published in Prevention Science

SPR Standards of Knowledge for the Science of Prevention

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Standards of Evidence

Standards of Evidence for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Scale-up Research in Prevention Science: Next Generation

Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science

Check Out SAMHSA's Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) Program

The purpose of the Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) is to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides prevention, treatment and recovery support services for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness.

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