Research and Practice Partnerships for Effective Substance Use Prevention

4:00 PM
5:15 PM


It is said that it takes 17 years for a research finding to lead to a change in practice. One way to reduce this is through active partnership between researchers and direct service providers/end users. NIDA encourages intervention developers to engage key end users in their research process, so that interventions developed and tested have the maximal likelihood of uptake and sustainability should they prove to be effective practices or programs. This session will feature three research/community partnerships – Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health and prevention scientists from the Emory University, the ASU Substance Abuse Translational Research Network (ASU SATRN), and the roll-out of a substance use prevention program in partnership between PSU and local high school administrators. The focus of the presentations will be a discussion of how the partnerships were formed,challenges and opportunities, and research findings, if available.

Learning Objectives

  1. Appreciate the potential benefits of research and practice partnerships for substance use prevention.
  2. Understand the possible challenges of research in community settings.
  3. Discuss examples of three successful community/practice partnerships in three settings.

31st Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 17th Prevention Day


Amy Goldstein
Branch Chief
Kelli Komro
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Laurie Chassin
Arizona State University
Gregory Fosco
Associate Professor
Pennsylvania State University