To expand the evidence base on the effectiveness of prevention, positive youth development, and health promotion interventions for youth, adults, families and communities.
This includes examination of:
- How interventions produce their outcomes
- What factors influence the effectiveness of interventions
- What economic benefits interventions provide
- What cultural adaptations improve intervention effectiveness
To evaluate engagement of youth, adults, and families in evidence-based prevention and health promotion intervention projects
To evaluate community-school-university partnership approaches to dissemination of evidence-based prevention, positive youth development, and health promotion interventions, including factors related to quality delivery and sustainability
- Factors in local adoption of, and participation in, scientifically-tested programs;
- Factors in sustained, quality implementation of these programs;
- Outcomes of these programs for diverse populations, as well as factors influencing outcomes;
- Effective partnership processes and their influence on positive program outcomes.