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What is Prevention Science?
April 18, 2022

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Prevention science uses scientific principles and processes to guide prevention services. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to assess interventions and determine when and how to implement them. Prevention science seeks to identify what issues affect communities, the best practices to address these issues, and the most effective ways of disseminating that knowledge.


This product was developed for prevention professionals and other stakeholders interested in learning about prevention science and how it supports prevention efforts. It defines prevention science, its domains, and its impacts on prevention goals