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Prevention Is Primary : Strategies for Community Well Being



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Since the first edition of Prevention is Primary was published in 2007, the notion of prevention has gained greater prominence on a national level. This updated second edition includes advances in the field of prevention while contextualizing the practice of prevention in the current economic and healthcare climate. Stronger links are made throughout the text of the connection between various topics for example, links between violence prevention and physical activity promotion. The new edition also contains a real-world examples and application of key concepts and offers an online instructors manual.

Author Biography

Larry Cohen, MSW, is the founder and executive director of the Prevention Institute, Oakland, California.

Vivian Chavez, DrPH, MSW, is an associate professor in the department of health education at San Francisco State University.

Sana Chehimi, MPH, is program manager at the Prevention Institute.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
The Contributors
Defining the Issues
The Imperative for Primary Prevention
Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice
Individual, Family, and Community Resilience
Key Elements of Effective Prevention Efforts
Community Organizing for Health and Social Justice
Working Collaboratively to Advance Prevention
The Power of Local Communities to Foster Policy
Using Media Advocacy to Influence Policy
The Impact of Corporate Practices on Health and Health Policy
Primary Prevention and Program Evaluation
Prevention in Context
Preventing Injustices in Environmental Health and Exposures
Health and the Built Environment
Creating Healthy Food Environments to Prevent Chronic Disease
A Public Health Approach to Preventing Violence
The Limits of Behavioral Interventions for HIV Prevention
Mental Health in the Realm of Primary Prevention
Name Index
Subject Index
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