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February 20, 2024

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints PI) was invited back to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), a congressionally chartered organization that serves as the collective scientific national academy of the United States

Blueprints PI Dr. Pamela Buckley presented at a January 25th NASEM meeting, convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to develop a blueprint for a national prevention infrastructure for behavioral health disorders. Along with Blueprints advisory board member… Read More

January 12, 2024

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints PI) served as an invited panelist at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Law and Justice public seminar

Blueprints PI Dr. Pamela Buckley served as an invited panelist at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Law and Justice public seminar focused on evidence translation efforts with support from the National Institute of Justice. She described Blueprints’ review process and communication of outcome evidence as part of a panel organized… Read More

November 21, 2023

The Criminology Academy Podcast

The Criminology Academy is a podcast hosted by Dr. Jenn Tostlebe, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Jose Sanchez, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. The goal of The Criminology Academy Podcast is to provide an accessible and modern platform for disseminating knowledge about criminology, the fascinating work… Read More

March 27, 2023

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction Podcast

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction is a podcast hosted by Dr. Roneet Lev, an emergency and addiction physician who has served at the White House and practices on the front lines. Watch Dr. Lev’s conversation about Blueprints with Dr. Pamela Buckley: High Truths Season 3 Episode 11: Dr Pamela Buckley (audio and video). In addition, Dr…. Read More

January 19, 2023

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints PI) gave a talk for A Division for Advancing Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT).

ADAPT assists the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program by implementing and evaluating substance use prevention strategies and providing updates on advances in prevention science. Titled “Using Evidence-Based Registries to Identify Substance Use Prevention Interventions,” the talk has four learning objectives: (1) Discuss the rationale for, and function of, online registries of effective… Read More

October 6, 2022

Dr. Karl Hill (Blueprints Board Member) gave a talk at the 2022 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Summit designed to help change social mindsets to build community readiness for substance use prevention.

As part of the summit, Dr. Hill gave a talk describing how to prepare communities for upstream prevention, and how evidence-based preventive interventions listed on the Blueprint registry can be embedded within a larger strategy for preventing substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, later in life. Dr. Hill’s session was attended by 788 caregivers,… Read More

May 10, 2022

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints PI) and Dr. Velma McBride Murry (Blueprints Advisory Board member) gave a talk at the Prevention Science Methodology Group Virtual Grand Rounds as part of a series titled “Systemic Racism and Prevention Science: Enhancing Social Justice to Achieve Health Equity”.

The presentation was called Examining the Representation of Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in Preventive Intervention Research, and it provided information on a study in which the Blueprints team reviewed and evaluated the nature, size, and scope of extant research across an 11-year period involving representation of racial and ethnic minority groups in preventive intervention research,… Read More

May 2, 2022

Professor and Blueprints Advisory Board member Frances Gardner gave a talk at the University of Colorado Boulder titled “Parenting Interventions Globally: Are There Differential Effects Across Countries, Cultures and Social Groups?”

In this talk, Dr. Gardner spoke about her work analyzing intervention moderator effects using both individual participant data and aggregate level meta-analysis, including some large systematic reviews she is conducting for the World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on parenting interventions to reduce maltreatment of children. These studies have implications for understanding the effects of interventions… Read More

November 30, 2021

Dr. Pamela Buckley (Blueprints Principal Investigator) gave a talk to the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network, which serves to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions.

Prevention registries such as Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development play an important role in informing practitioners, funders and policymakers about interventions that are likely to improve the lives of youths and their families. This webinar first presents an overview of Blueprints, followed by a demonstration on navigating the registry’s website and tailoring searches to locate effective… Read More

September 21, 2021

One-year follow-up findings: Implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic of interventions rated by Blueprints as Model/Model Plus and Promising

In August 2021, Blueprints released results of a one-year follow-up survey (administered between May and June 2021) that was initially conducted in May 2020 with contacts listed for the Blueprints certified programs on how evidence-based interventions had responded to, and begun to plan for, the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. Results show most programs have… Read More


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