This fact sheet provides a snapshot of our recently published paper, Disrupting the Pathway – A Prevention Approach to Medical High Utilization. Disrupting the Pathway describes an exploratory methodology for addressing high utilization by applying a community-wide prevention lens. The rich body of prevention research, practice, and experience supports the notion that this approach can add value to existing efforts being undertaken by the healthcare system. Prevention can reduce the pipeline to high utilization, support the maintenance and restoration of health and wellbeing, and improve the health of the population. Our fact sheet addresses basic questions about high utilization, including how a prevention approach builds on current efforts in healthcare to address the most vulnerable in our communities.