More Spending on Prevention Research Could Yield Savings in Health Costs

Building national support for prevention research
    • May 23, 2003

In 2000, Research!America, Alexandria, Va., began building a coalition of institutions and individuals to advocate for increased funding for prevention and behavioral research and to develop a strategic plan.

Key Results

Research!America:

  • Conducted a feasibility study involving opinion polling of 1,969 congressional representatives and staff, public health professionals, the media and the public to understand public attitudes toward and support for prevention and behavioral research.
  • Held a conference in February 2001 in Washington, "Prevention Research: An Outreach Agenda for Saving Lives" for approximately 200 stakeholders in the field of prevention and behavioral research to discuss the results of the feasibility study and begin building the coalition.
  • Created a database of approximately 2,000 organizations and individual leaders in the United States interested in prevention research.