Primary Prevention in Behavioral Health: Investing in our Nation’s Future

A growing body of research has demonstrated that there are effective strategies to promote healthy development, enhance social and emotional well-being, and prevent and reduce a host of behavioral health problems. Because there are several overlapping risk factors for a number of problem behaviors and disorders, interventions targeting common risks can result in beneficial outcomes in multiple areas. Additionally, economic analysis has demonstrated the cost benefits and cost effectiveness of a wide range of evidence-based prevention practices.

Year: 2011
Author: Pat Shea, David Shern