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Prevention Institute brings cutting-edge research, practice, and analysis to today's pressing health and safety concerns. Determined to achieve health and safety for all, to improve community environments equitably, and to serve as a focal point for primary prevention practice, the Institute asks what can be done in the first place, before people get sick or injured.

Prevention Institute provides services to support prevention initiatives throughout the country. Working with states and localities, community coalitions, and foundations, we build the capacity of organizations and individuals to plan and implement strong, effective collaborative efforts focused on policy and environmental change. Our approach has evolved through an integration of research and practice. We design prevention initiatives to promote health equity and improve health outcomes in communities of color and low-income communities.

  • Prevention Institute Tools and Frameworks (PDF): Prevention Institute develops tools and materials to support the crafting, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive prevention initiatives and effective coalitions. Here is a list of some of our most popular tools.
  • Prevention Institute Training and Technical Assistance Approach (PDF): Prevention Institute provides services to support prevention initiatives throughout the country. We build the capacity of organizations and individuals to plan and implement strong, effective collaborative efforts focused on policy and environmental change.
Our services provide customized support in:
  • Utilizing quality prevention approaches to address underlying health determinants
  • Developing comprehensive initiatives that focus on policy and organizational change
  • Reducing the burden of health disparities through prevention practice
  • Establishing and maintaining effective coalitions and partnerships
  • Building effective collaboration across diverse fields and government jurisdictions
  • Engaging community residents and building community leadership
We offer the following prevention services:

For further information or to inquire about tailoring services to your individual or organizational needs, please email a request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (510) 444-7738 and ask for an intake coordinator.

What others are saying about us

"Prevention Institute helped my community move beyond a myopic direct-services focus towards organizing to address the full spectrum of prevention. Through an engaging blend of presentations, self-reflection and small group work, we saw opportunities among the barriers and turf battles, and found a shared consensus of what really matters to us." (David A. Dubé, MPH, RD, CHES, Division of Community Health Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, October 2009)

"Prevention Institute helped us to effectively collaborate with community partners to understand the how and why of public health policy and advocacy. Because of their facilitation at our annual community policy conference, on site staff training, resources, and tools we have not had to reinvent the wheel. It is great to know we are working with an organization that is truly committed to prevention and equity." (Julie Deerinwater, Program Coordinator, Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation Program, October 2009)

"In 2005 the NALEO Educational Fund set out to develop a dynamic health leadership program for Latino elected officials in California. As consultants and program partners, Prevention Institute staff worked with us to tailor their Prevention Institute tools and presentations for an audience of elected officials. They evaluated the effectiveness of training methods and ensured our elected officials were connected to key health partners throughout the state, while also working with NALEO staff and leadership to build our organizational capacity around prevention and the environmental framework to address health disparities. Prevention Institute has been a valued partner in the development of the NALEO Health Leadership Program and the elected officials who have completed the program and continue to be health champions." (Marcella Martinez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NALEO Educational Fund, October 2009)