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Our Services

The PRC supports community agencies, K-12 schools/districts, and government entities in selecting, implementing, adapting, evaluating, and sustaining prevention programs in real-world settings. All services are grounded in the latest prevention science research for bridging the gap between community practice, academia, and policy. Below are what our services and trainings include. Fees for services vary widely depending on the scope of the project. For more information, please contact us at prevention@colostate.edu.

Evaluation Support

We will collaborate with organizations to refine and operationalize goals so that they are measurable and meaningful. Our services are available for communities with varying experience and capacity. Program evaluation supports include guidance in navigating:

  • Needs assessments
  • Logic models
  • Program theory of change
  • Evaluation questions
  • Survey reliability and validity
  • Data collection, management, and analysis
  • Process evaluations (how well the program is functioning)
  • Outcome evaluations (how well the program is working)
  • Dissemination of findings (e.g., reports, infographics, newsletters, and briefings)

Training & Technical Assistance (T/TA)

We will support organizations and communities with a broad spectrum of needs within the ongoing cycle of program implementation. From selecting a program to sustaining a program and everything in between, we incorporate the latest research to support the implementation of programs according to best practices. T/TA supports include guidance in navigating:

  • Stakeholder buy-in
  • Community Collaboration & Coalition Building
  • Program Selection
  • Fidelity of Implementation
  • Program Adaptations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives
  • Program Sustainability

Community Prevention Education

We connect with communities to increase awareness of how prevention affects behavioral health outcomes and the capacity needed to effectively implement and sustain prevention programs. The delivery of these opportunities will vary depending on local needs but may include in-person or virtual presentations, trainings, or workshops. Community prevention education topics may include:

  • Principles and Frameworks in Prevention Science
  • School-based Prevention
  • How to Collaborate with My Community
  • Adapting Evidence-Based Programs
  • Program Sustainability
  • Grant-writing Successes and Pitfalls

The Prevention Research Center serves as an intermediary organization between local communities and funders and/or program developers. We support communities in planning training, and coordination of SFP 10-14 implementations, and develop strategies for facilitator and family recruitment.

More Resources

For other support resources, refer to our Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources. Here you will find more information on hotlines, services, and organizational support options for a variety of health topics. Also see these issue briefs from our past research project, Advancing IDEAS for School Health.

A flower-shaped diagram titled The Cycle of Program Implementation. This includes Capacity Building, Program Selection, Implementation Fidelity, Program Adaptation, Program Evaluation, and Program Sustainability