Form Follows Function: Designs for Prevention Effectiveness and Diffusion Research

  title={Form Follows Function: Designs for Prevention Effectiveness and Diffusion Research},
  author={Mary Ann Pentz},
  journal={Prevention Science},
Prevention research is at a stage where evidence-based programs and strategies have been identified, and the next question is how to diffuse them. However, the context in which evidence-based programs were first tested and found to be effective may have changed, raising the question of whether the current burden of proof of effectiveness of these programs should be examined before, or at least in conjunction with, diffusion research. This paper discusses, first, contextual changes in testing… CONTINUE READING

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