PROSPER: Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience​

Ohio State’s College of Public Health, College of Education and Human Ecology, OSU Extension, and Central State University Extension are partnering to implement the Promoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) and a delivery system and education program in urban and rural neighborhoods. PROSPER is an evidence-based delivery system facilitating sustained, quality delivery of evidence-based education programs. It has been funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse for nearly 20 years and has significantly increased resilience of students to alcohol and other drugs (including opioids) misuse through high school and in follow-up studies, all the way into adulthood as the early middle school students are now in their late 20’s.

We are contributing to the effort to implement PROSPER in Ohio. Our associates are engaged in efforts to evaluate the implementation of PROSPER in Ohio and study the short and intermediate impact of the delivery system on Columbus youth.

Funded by Ohio Department of Higher Education/ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Project Contact Dr. Dave Julian