For the fundamentals on the Spectrum of Prevention, we invite you to begin with these publications:

You can also find strategies, tools and resources on the Spectrum of Prevention by browsing all related publications, below.

December 2009

From Kools to Cancer Sticks: How quality prevention changed tobacco norms

Prevention Institute's Founder Larry Cohen chronicles the history of anti-smoking efforts, and how he helped guide a new approach that has resulted in policy and legislative changes. See how...

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October 2001

Strategies for Action: Integrating Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion to Reach Low-Income Californians

This report - initiated by the Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section (CPNS) of the State of California Department of Health Services - describes the results of a planning process to integrate...

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October 1992

Kids' Plates: The Spectrum of Prevention for Childhood and Adolescent Injury Prevention

Offers examples of child and adolescent injury prevention projects for each of the six levels of The Spectrum of...

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January 2009

Traffic Injury Prevention: A 21st Century Approach

Prevention Institute chapter, Traffic Injury Prevention: A 21st Century Approach, published in Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research, describes opportunities in...

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January 2009

Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

Illuminates the opportunities and barriers transportation policy creates for building healthy communities.

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April 2006

The Physician's Guide to Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

What clinicians need to know (and do) to prevent intimate partner violence from occurring in the first place.

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September 2010

Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Co-published by Prevention Institute and Jossey Bass and APHA, Prevention is Primary describes the overarching foundation and principles guiding primary prevention efforts and highlights...

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July 1991

Beyond Brochures: Preventing Alcohol-Related Violence and Injuries

This paper describes The Spectrum of Prevention methodology in current practice in the injury field that can be effective at preventing alcohol-related injuries (both "intentional," i.e. violent...

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July 2006

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution

This publication provides effective primary prevention activities to reduce the incidence of sexual violence, emphasizing the importance of changing social norms.

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December 2001

Growing the Next Generation: Strategies to Improve Nutrition and Child Development in Los Angeles County

This report - originally commissioned by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services - provides strategies to improve nutrition and child development in Los Angeles County.

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