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Prevention Research Centers Longitudinal Evaluation Report 2009 – 2014

The Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Longitudinal Evaluation Report covers the September 30, 2009 – September 29, 2014 funding cycle. To create the Longitudinal Evaluation Report, the PRC Program used data collected from all 37 PRCs. Data were collected using three methods: web surveys, telephone interviews, and document reviews. The documents reviewed included research project applications, grant award letters, and official PRC Program budget documents.

In addition to these three collection methods, each PRC gave a list of research products for the calendar years 2010-2014. The PRC Program reviewed and checked publication data for books, book chapters, and journal articles using online lists of publications (e.g., PubMed Central).

The PRC research products for this period included the following:

  • 165 books and book chapters
  • 3,387 journal articles
  • 3,277 conference presentations


Prevention Research Centers are able to get extra funding (i.e., leverage) through special interest projects and other-funded research projects. Extra funding and support can increase the kind and type of research the PRCs can do. The mean dollars leveraged increased from $5.57 at the beginning to $8.60 at the end of the funding cycle in 2014.

	Figure 1 graph shows the mean dollars leveraged from 2010-2014. Year 2010 =$5.57. Year 2011=$5.52. Year 2012=$6.92. Year 2013=$7.93. Year 2014=$8.60.

Publications and Presentations

The Prevention Research Centers’ professors and staff gave 3,277 conference presentations and published 165 books and book chapters and 3,387 journal articles (Figures 2-4) between 2010 and 2014. The number of publications and presentations indicates scientific contribution and productivity. The numbers in this section are only for the original product and do not include duplicate products with authors from more than one PRC.

Journal Articles

	Figure 2 graph shows the number of journal articles published from 2010-2014. Year 2010=403. Year 2011=633. Year 2012=803. Year 2013=763. Year 2014=785.

Books/Book Chapters

	Figure 3 graph shows the total number of books/book chapters published from 2010-2014. Year 2010=26. Year 2011=41. Year 2012=48. Year 2013=25. Year 2014=25.

Conference Presentations

	Figure 4 graph shows the total number of conference presentations from 2010-2014. Year 2010=510. Year 2011=722. Year 2012=809. Year 2013=658. Year 2014=578.

Policy, Systems, and Environmental Strategies

The Prevention Research Centers’ research contributed to 875 policy, systems, and environmental strategies in the 2009-2014 funding phase.

	Figure 5 graph shows the total number of policy systems and environmental changes from 2010-2014. Year 2010=72. Year 2011=162. Year 2012=203. Year 2013=203. Year 2014=235.


The Prevention Research Centers’ professors and staff trained 64,715 people during the 2009-2014 funding cycle. The total number of people trained includes: students mentored at PRCs and other people trained in formal PRC training programs.

	Figure 6 graph shows the total number of people trained from 2010-2014. Year 2010=10,592. Year 2011=9,613. Year 2012=13,065. Year 2013=14,379. Year 2014=17,066.