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Partners

The federal government cannot create healthier communities by working alone. State, tribal, local, and territorial governments, businesses, health care, education, and community and faith-based organizations are all essential partners in this effort. Aligning and coordinating prevention efforts across a wide range of partners is central to the success of the National Prevention Strategy (Strategy). The Strategy aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. Engaging partners across disciplines, sectors, and institutions can change the way communities conceptualize and solve problems, enhance implementation of innovative strategies, and improve individual and community well-being.

A wide range of actions contribute to and support prevention, ranging, for example, from a small business that supports evidence-based workplace wellness efforts to a job-training organization that refers clients to health services. Partners play a variety of roles and are trusted members of the communities and populations they serve. Opportunities for prevention can increase when those working in housing, transportation, education, and other sectors consider health and wellness in their decision making. The following stories exemplify partners taking action to support prevention and advance the Strategy.

Learn more about the roles of Partners in Prevention.

Partner Implementation Models (PIMs)

The National Prevention Strategy’s Partner Implementation Models (PIMs) showcase how organizations from around the country are utilizing the Strategy to guide their work to improve individual and community health and well-being.   

See examples of Partner Implementation Models.

Share Your Story

Are you implementing the National Prevention Strategy? 

Photos of communities working together. Share your National Prevention Strategy implementation story at www.surgeongeneral.gov/nationalpreventionstrategy

State, tribal, local and territorial government, business, health care, education and community and faith based organizations are all essential to creating healthier communities.  

 

Share Your Story about how your organization is using the National Prevention Strategy!

Implementation Recommendations for Partners

Find recommendations on how partners can implement the National Prevention Strategy:

  • State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Governments (PDF - 549 KB)
  • Businesses and Employers (PDF - 629 KB)
  • Health Care Systems, Insurers, and Clinicians (PDF - 528 KB)
  • Early Learning Centers, Schools, Colleges and Universities (PDF - 523 KB)
  • Community, Non-Profit, and Faith-Based Organizations (PDF - 538 KB)
  • Individuals and Families (PDF - 536 KB)