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.
Three new publications from the NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Can Physical Activity Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users? are now available:
- Panel's Final Report
Summarizes the workshop and outlines research gaps.
- Systematic Evidence Review
Synthesizes published research related to the workshop key questions.
- Federal Partners Meeting Report (PDF)
Highlights opportunities for collaboration between federal agencies and resources to help address the panel’s recommendations.
Workshop Planning Process
The P2P program employs a structured process that takes approximately 2 to 3 years to complete. The ODP provides leadership, support, funding, and coordination for the program. Partners from across the NIH, other federal agencies, content-area experts, and community members help plan each workshop.