Action Committees

The NPSC engages in translational and transformative activities at all levels to exert a positive impact on individuals, families and communities.  Much of our work is developed within and among these three interrelated committees. For more information about a committee or to get involved, please contact the appropriate committee chair listed below.

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KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION

This committee’s role, in support of NPSC’s mission, is to effectively frame and communicate prevention science knowledge and best practices for adoption by decision-makers, practitioners, and the general public.

This is accomplished through activities targeted to specific audiences that promote the uptake of prevention science with the goal to inform knowledge, attitudes, and actions.

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Diana Fishbein, Ph.D.

KM Committee Chair

Dfishbein@psu.edu

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COMMUNICATIONS & COLLABORATIONS

This committee engages in outreach activities across sectors, including researchers, practitioners, community and national organizations, federal agency administrators and policy makers, to (a) identify mission alignments; (b) develop relationships; (c) determine how partnerships and collaborations can advance joint agendas; and (d) formalize associations for more intensive ongoing efforts to apply the science of prevention to improve effectiveness of practices, systems, and policies.

Sharon Kingston, Ph.D.

N&C Committee Chair

Kingstos@dickinson.edu

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IMPACT & INFLUENCE

This committee serves in an ongoing capacity as a body of experts to educate and engage policymakers and administrative staff at all levels regarding relevant aspects of prevention science that can inform their decision-making, thereby increasing the benefits and reducing the costs of resultant policies and practices.

Phillip Graham, DrPH, MPH

I&I Committee Chair

pgraham@rti.org

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Working groups are less formal than our standing committees and are designed to address areas of concern to us.

For a list of members in the Poverty Reduction Working Group, click here.

For a list of members in the Violence Prevention Working Group, click here