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.
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.