Prevention Is Primary: Strategies For Community Wellbeing
Prevention Institute announces a new text on primary prevention. Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing is an academic text co-edited by Larry Cohen and Sana Chehimi of Prevention Institute along with Vivian Chavez of San Francisco State University. Prevention Is Primary aims to move future practitioners from the margins of prevention to its core by defining the elements of quality prevention efforts, identifying best practices and illustrating the application of prevention principles in a multitude of settings. The text was published March 23, 2007 by Jossey-Bass and is written primarily for Master's level public health, public policy and social welfare students to underscore the value and promise of prevention and to frame its practice as a key social and economic justice issue.
Building on the knowledge of diverse disciplines and prevention leaders, the text frames prevention as an essential component of health and provides a conceptual and practical guide to the application of prevention methodologies across a wide range of contemporary health and social problems. Prevention Is Primary touches upon necessary partnerships, trainings, visions and policies that go into successful prevention efforts and further goes to contextualize and concretize the written material by illustrating examples of prevention practice in the "real world". Emphasizing strategy and prevention practice as a central skill set for future practitioners, this text will lend its accumulation of knowledge to future practitioners, preparing them for the challenges they are bound to face, and encouraging them to contribute to the growing number of successful prevention efforts.
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