Pathways to Prevention (P2P) workshops identify research gaps in a selected scientific area, identify methodological and scientific weaknesses in that scientific area, suggest research needs, and move the field forward through an unbiased, evidence-based assessment of a complex public health issue.

P2P workshops are designed for topics that have incomplete or underdeveloped research and that have a need for a synthesis and critical assessment of the published literature.

What's New

An unbiased, independent panel developed a draft report following the 2019 NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services. The report summarizes the workshop discussions and identifies future research priorities.

Comments on the draft report will be accepted through August 26, 2019. Please reference a corresponding line number of the report, and submit your comments to

Upcoming Workshop

Currently, there is no upcoming event listed. Please check back at a later date for new events.

Workshop Planning Process

The ODP provides leadership, infrastructure, funding, and coordination to conduct P2P workshops. Each workshop is a collaboration with partners from across the NIH, other federal agencies, experts, and others.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to commonly asked questions about the P2P workshops, including how topics are selected and what happens after the workshop ends.