Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Program

P2P workshops use an unbiased, evidence-based process to identify research gaps in a scientific area of broad public health importance. Each workshop focuses on a disease prevention topic with limited or underdeveloped research and a need for a critical assessment of the evidence.

The P2P program brings together federal agencies, researchers, and community members to:

  • Synthesize the evidence and better understand the current state of the science.
  • Identify methodological and scientific weaknesses and gaps and suggest a research agenda.
  • Develop an action plan to move the field forward.

You can use P2P workshop publications—like the systematic evidence review, independent panel’s report with recommendations for future research, and federal partners’ action plan—to help fill research gaps.

What's New

New publications from the NIH P2P Workshop: Nutrition as Prevention for Improved Cancer Health Outcomes are now available:

  • Federal Partners Meeting Report (PDF)
    Highlights opportunities and resources to help federal agencies and the research community address the independent panel’s recommendations.
  • Portfolio Review: Data Snapshot (PDF)
    Describes current NIH research activities in the topic area. Can be used to identify research and funding gaps and opportunities and will serve as a baseline to measure future progress.

Upcoming Workshop

The ODP is scheduling new events and will post details when they are available. Please check back at a later date or sign up for our listserv to get updates about new events.

Workshop Planning Process

The P2P program employs a structured process that takes approximately 2 to 3 years to complete. ODP provides leadership, support, funding, and coordination for the program. Partners from across NIH, other federal agencies, content-area experts, and community members help plan each workshop.