The NPSC plans to work with its Affiliate organizations to further partnerships between researchers, practitioners, community and national organizations, federal agency administrators, and policy-makers to promote ways in which evidence-based prevention science can more effectively address poverty than current approaches. Importantly, community partners will be engaged to ensure the fit and feasibility of locally adopted programs. They will also help to address and manage local implementation challenges and increase buy-in and readiness in the community. Investigators, implementation scientists, economists, and practitioners who are members of the NPSC (and many who are on the Board of Directors) have a track record of conducting studies and implementing programs in high poverty communities. Thus, we have significant investment and experience in this track. We propose to accomplish this goal, first by educating the public, media, Congress, and federal agencies regarding the scientific alternatives to reducing poverty. We will utilize such means as op-eds, press conferences, congressional briefings, written materials, and relationships with legislators/administrators. Second, we will write a scholarly article for a prominent journal on ways in which preventive interventions improve the economic security of individuals and families. And third, we will identify foundation and federal grant solicitations for (a) research that fills existing gaps, and (b) implementation and evaluation of evidence-based programs to reduce poverty and its adverse consequences; applications from relevant experts in our membership will be encouraged. And finally, we will further develop relationships with national organizations and foundations that focus on poverty to scale up these efforts, ensuring a broad impact. See our full proposal here.