Optimizing Prevention of Costly Adult Outcomes
Duration: 2015 -
Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Duke University
Principal Investigator: Max Crowley
Through a 25-year follow-up of the Fast Track and Child Development Projects, this study aims to map the relations between early risk profiles (and preventive intervention) and adult health and financial outcomes. The study will identify the government service outcomes and financial costs associated with various risk profiles by age and the likely return on investment for the Fast Track intervention. The findings will provide a template for an emerging Science of Investing in Children to improve public health and protect public resources.