The National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC) is the premier professional association dedicated to translating scientific knowledge into effective and sustainable programs and policies to enhance the well-being of children, families and communities. We are comprised of scientists (across disciplines), educators, practitioners and clinicians, and policymakers.
Episode 7: Sara Dube
On Episode 7 of the Prevention Matters podcast, I talk with Sara Dube from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Sara is the Director of the Results First Initiative working to advance evidence-based decision-making to help government leaders direct investments into programs and policies that generate the best outcomes. Sara talks about her background and experience in public policy, what most people get wrong when dealing with policymakers, and the nickname her friends call her.
Episode 6: Cady Berkel
On Episode 6 of the Prevention Matters podcast, I chat with Dr. Cady Berkel from Arizona State University. Cady’s work focuses on examining how community-based mental health and substance use programs are implemented and how this affects the effectiveness of prevention programs. We talk about the importance of implementation fidelity, the value of community-based research, and her favorite 80’s movie.
Episode 5: Christopher Jones CDC
On episode 5 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, I speak with Dr. Christopher Jones, Deputy Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about his role at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, how his own experience in recovery has influenced his work in substance abuse prevention, advice for new professionals entering the field, his experience as an officer in the US Public Health Service, and how many pushups he can do.
Episode 4: Susan Polan APHA
On Episode 4 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, I chat with Susan Polan of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to learn about her background in public health policy, how to best show the benefits of prevention work, what the APHA is up to this year, and who will win the World Series.
Episode 3: Sherry Glied
On Episode 3 of the Prevention Matters Podcast, I speak with Health Economist Dr. Sherry Glied, Dean of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. I ask her about her long career in health policy, why our society is more likely to fund healthcare than prevention, how to influence prevention policy at the federal level, and discover what house she would be in in the Harry Potter Wizarding world.
Donna Shalala: Episode 2
On Episode 2 of the Prevention Matters podcast, we speak with Donna Shalala, former congresswomen and US Secretary of Health and Human Services. She shares with us how her background in the Peace Corps prepared her for a career in public service, why prevention continues to take a backseat to healthcare, how to best communicate prevention information to policymakers, and what to do if you’re ever invited to the White House.
This is a great concise interview. I really hope to see Dr. Shalala’s prediction that we’re entering the Golden age of healthcare and science. Greatly appreciate the discussion on alternative publication methods and how to get the research in front of our policy makers.
Bravo! Prevention science must address social determinants of health! Bridging the gaps between what we know and what we do! Thank you for this talk and helping to systematically connect the dots between policy/practice and engaging law/change makers with what we know works! Excited to learn from you.