National Prevention Strategy
The National Prevention Strategy, released June 16, 2011, aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. The Strategy prioritizes prevention by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings to improve health and save lives. The Strategy identifies four Strategic Directions and seven targeted Priorities.
The Strategic Directions provide a strong foundation for all of our nation’s prevention efforts and include core recommendations necessary to build a prevention-oriented society. The Priorities provide evidence-based recommendations that are most likely to reduce the burden of the leading causes of preventable death and major illness.
- Download the strategy in full: National Prevention Strategy (PDF – 4.66 MB)
- Read the Strategy section by section
- National Prevention Strategy News Release
- Webcast of Thursday June 16th release event
- National Prevention Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF - 1.04 MB)
The National Prevention Strategy identifies four Strategic Directions. These Strategic Directions are the foundation for all prevention efforts and form the basis for a prevention-oriented society. Each Strategic Direction can stand alone and can guide actions that will demonstrably improve health. Together, the Strategic Directions create the web needed to fully support Americans in leading longer and healthier lives.
The Strategy’s seven priorities are designed to improve health and wellness for the entire U.S. population, including those groups disproportionately affected by disease and injury.
Aligning and coordinating prevention efforts across a wide range of partners is central to the success of the National Prevention Strategy. 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.
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