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Applying Neuroscience Concepts, Technologies, and Methods to Substance Use Prevention

September 19th 9:30-3:30 ET
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Congressional Briefing on HR 3073, the "Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Act of 2023"

September 21th 12:00-1:30 ET
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Previous Events

Congressional Briefing: Universal Benefits of School Programs that Bolster the Behavioral Health and Educational Success of Our Youth
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Congressional Briefing: Science-Driven Approaches to Reducing Inequities through Public Health Policy

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Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience
A series of 9 workshops hosted by the NPSC, CTIPP, and PACEs Connection.
Watch the Replays

Resource Highlights

Science Advocacy Training
The NPSC has created this video for researchers to learn how to engage effectively with policymakers, including guidance on how to frame written products in an accessible format and communication skills that will facilitate policymakers' understanding of prevention science and its policy relevance. We believe this training will be helpful in ensuring our research has a sustainable impact on the phenomena we seek to prevent (e.g., behavioral and mental health problems) and conditions that foster healthy outcomes for children, families and communities.
How to Advocate with Whitney Marris


Consortium to Advance Prevention Solutions to the Opioid Crisis

CAPSOC is a newly formed, large nationwide group of leading experts in SUD research and practice, representing the full spectrum of etiologists, epidemiologists, program developers and practitioners, intervention specialists, behavioral and social scientists, and policy researchers. We have assembled to advance a national system of prevention supports as an integral part of a comprehensive strategy to avert trajectories away from SUDs and their consequences. For more information including CAPSOCs purposes and activities, click here

Grant Award News

Granting Agency: University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Prevention (CDPP); Combating  Overdose Through Community-level Intervention Initiative (COOCLI) Initiative, funded by the ONDCP

Gamifying an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention to Improve Access for Caregivers with Addiction to Reduce Substance Use Outcomes in Their Children

Award: $370,000

Granting Agency: California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC); California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant

The NPSC will lead a coalition of small grass roots nonprofits that work with youth and young adults by offering a paid job training program to engage youth who are at risk of violence and gang involvement. The trainings are led by credible messengers as mentors and leaders and in that includes job training, life skills, and conflict resolution.

Award: $400,000

Colorful Shapes Vibrant Pop General Use

Join our membership as we shape a national prevention agenda and place prevention at the center of debates!

We offer 5 membership plans with each receiving 10+ perks for being a paying member!


We recognize, value, and honor the relationships we have established with our members and affiliates.  Without them, the National Prevention Science Coalition does not exist.



Among their many projects, Dr Bethell and colleagues at the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) ( developed and tested the Well Visit Planner to help families support the healthy development of their infants and preschoolers. The Well-Visit Planner ( is an online pre-visit planning tool that focuses on priorities and concerns specific to the child and family; The WVP is anchored to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Futures guidelines for 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 36 month and 4, 5, and 6 year well visits ("

Christina Bethell, PhD

Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


A national organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery, their researchers, policy professionals, advocates, and clinicians partner with organizations across public and private sectors, and with local, state and national governments to help families affected by substance use and addiction.  In 2020, they supported 15,000+ families with direct services, reached 1M+ families with educational materials, assembled 2000+ local organizations/advocates/volunteers to make a difference, and helped 82% of families who connected with their helpline feel more hopeful. For more info about Partnership to End Addiction, visit:


NPSC values and upholds diversity, equity, and inclusion. Racism and exclusionary practices are harmful and antithetical to the dignity and respect that all people deserve.  We are committed to applying the principles and practices of prevention science to prevent harmful public policies and systems, and those that perpetuate systematic racism.

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