National Prevention Strategy: Strategic Directions
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 four Strategic Directions are:
Communities, including homes, schools, public spaces, and work sites, can be transformed to support well-being and make healthy choices easy and affordable.
Ensure that prevention-focused health care and community prevention efforts are available, integrated, and mutually reinforcing.
Support people in making healthy choices.
Eliminate disparities, improving the quality of life for all Americans.