NPSC Membership Accomplishments

As a coalition, we rely heavily upon our members and affiliate organizations to promote and enact our mission and values.  We believe it takes a team effort to establish the foundation for translating prevention science to effective practices and policies.  The following are some examples of our members having a real impact on communities, families and individuals by preventing problems through the application of prevention science.  We extend our gratitude for their involvement in the NPSC and celebrate their accomplishments.


State & Local Prevention Work

We believe that our members could greatly further the cause of prevention if they’re open to working more locally in the name of the Coalition.  Here are some examples:


1. Tony Biglan, Ph.D.


2. Philip Uninsky, J.D


3. Dennis Embry, Ph.D.

Summary of NPSC Accomplishments: A look back at 2017...

Coalition Building

  • Organizational Upgrades: Restructured our organizational framework to include the formation of three new committees designed to advance our newly developed priority areas: Scientific Knowledge, Impact and Influence, & Network and Connections.  We also developed an advisory board and further established three working groups that address our areas of interest: Poverty, Violence Prevention, and Healthy Child Development.

  • New Affiliates & Membership in 2017: First Focus, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG); Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT); National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV); PolicyLab, & National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP).  Additionally, we joined CPAG and March for Science. We now have nearly 700 members and 55 national organizational affiliates in our Coalition.  

  • Grand Coalition Initiative: Planning to convene a large-scale coalition of influential organizations with the common goal to prevent the most prevalent and costly problems that undermine healthy development and wellbeing.  Speaking with one voice will significantly enhance the effects of our outreach and bolster impacts across all problem areas; e.g., strengthening families will also improve educational outcomes.

Public Education and Advocacy

Increasing the Capacity of NPSC and Scientists to Advocate for Prevention

Briefing of Congressional and Executive Branch Leaders

Op-Eds and Essays:


  • Special Issue: Evolving Toward a More Nurturing Society, in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review (Editors: Tony Biglan & Ron Prinz)

  • Boothroyd, R.I., Flint, A.Y., Lapiz, A. et al. (2017) Active involved community partnerships: co-creating implementation infrastructure for getting to and sustaining social impact. Translational Behavioral Medicine 7(3). doi: 10.1007/s13142-017-0503-3

  • Crowley M, Scott JTB, Fishbein D. Translating Prevention Research for Evidence-Based Policymaking: Results from the Research-to-Policy Collaboration Pilot. Prev Sci. 2017 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s11121-017-0833-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28849362.

  • Fishbein DH, Dariotis JK. Personalizing and Optimizing Preventive Intervention Models via a Translational Neuroscience Framework. Prev Sci. 2017 Nov 3. doi: 10.1007/s11121-017-0851-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29101644.

  • Van Ryzin, M., Fishbein, D, & Biglan, A. (2017). The Promise of Prevention Science for Preventing Intergenerational Poverty.  Psychology, Public Policy and Law.


  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has appointed Will Aldridge and Tony Biglan to serve as members of its committee for the Consensus Study on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth.

  • Society for Prevention Research awarded Diana Fishbein a life-long appointment as fellow.

Capacity Building:

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation award for the fourth strategic planning retreat with the Board of Directors

  • SCRA Public Policy Award for the Research-to-Policy Collaboration Project

  • Briefing sponsorship's received by:

    • American Psychological Association,

    • The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Div. 37 of the American Psychological Association),

    • The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

    • Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice

    • Center for Healthy Children at Penn State

  • Futures Without Violence won the OJJDP award on “Changing Minds” Public Awareness Campaign with NPSC as a partner.

  • Donations from our members serving on the Board of Directors

New Leadership Roles:

Dr. John Roman, Vice President and Co-Director of NPSC

Dr. Diana Fishbein, Chair of Knowledge Mobilization Committee

Dr. Will Aldridge, Chair of State Subcommittee

Dr. Michael Greene, Board Member

Thank you to our staff & volunteers in 2017

Much gratitude is expressed for our outstanding and invaluable Coalition Coordinator, Jessica Bair.  We also have received assistance from Amy Anderson, Christina Athenios, Michael Castro, Brian Cone, Shady El Damaty, Taylor Darden, Charles Guthrie, Alex Ingram, Jaime Jeffords, Jenesse Kaitz, Jackie Larson, Gabriela Laurentino, Elizabeth Long, Kellyn McClanahan, Joshua McCloud, Shannon Nemer, Lucy Nicholls, Sarah Prendergast, Mashonda Smith, & Mindy Willing.

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