Read Prevention Institute's comments to the National Prevention and Health Promotion Council on the draft framework for the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy (NPS). Building off of the initial NPS draft, suggestions include:
- Prevention and Equity: These cross-cutting strategic directions focus on transforming places to support the health and safety of where people live, work, learn, and play, particularly in populations that experience the most disparities in health.
- Cross-Sector Collaboration: High-level focus on encouraging efforts to be truly collaborative and involve multiple fields and sectors can draw an extensive depth of knowledge and skills and be a more effective way to achieve meaningful changes in communities.
- Building on Existing Initiatives: Building and complementing the progress of existing initiatives is an opportunity to leverage the successes and lessons learned around advancing the health and safety of communities.
- Strengthening the Evidence Base: Promoting evidence-based cross-sector, multi-field strategies and policies that address equity and environments will provide guidance about the approaches that will have the greatest potential to improve community environments. Additionally, funding innovation will be a key mechanism for expanding the research and evidence base for community prevention and seeding the next wave of evidence-based practices.