Prevention has come a long way since Prevention Institute first introduced our landmark text, Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing, three years ago. From its inclusion in the economic stimulus to its role in the Affordable Care Act, prevention has unprecedented national recognition—and newly dedicated resources.
The just-released, updated and revised Second Edition of Prevention is Primary arrives on bookshelves in time to prepare public health advocates, the primary care workforce and community-based organizations to fully participate in this new national conversation, equipped with best-practices, concrete prevention tools and strategies to strengthen community efforts. You'll be able to:
- Expand your application of primary prevention with a new chapter, "Mental Health in the Realm of Primary Prevention" (Anita Wells, GiShawn Mance and Taqi Tirmazi), including strategies to address mental health needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Connect safety to prevention with a fully updated and revised chapter on "A Public Health Approach to Preventing Violence" (Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Rachel Davis).
- Prepare to address industry practices with a new chapter on "The Impact of Corporate Practice on Health and Health Policy" (Nicholas Freudenberg and Sandro Galea); including a sidebar on the work of international infant feeding pioneer, Patti Rundall.
Co-published by Jossey Bass and APHA , edited by Larry Cohen, Vivian Chavéz (author of Drop That Knowledge: Youth Radio, Learning, and Culture) and Sana Chehimi, and written for a broad audience—from students to practitioners and advocates—the text describes the overarching foundation and principles guiding primary prevention efforts and highlights prevention practice through a range of social and health issues, including chronic disease, HIV, violence and mental health. Read the first chapter, The Imperative for Prevention.
"Health is something we all care about as a fundamental concern and a major part of our economy. Yet almost all the attention to health is about health care after people get sick and injured. This book helps people understand the potential of prevention and what it takes to create a system where we keep many people from getting sick and injured in the first place."
- Larry Cohen (read the article here)
We invite you to experience Prevention is Primary for the first time, or see what is new. Order your copy today from our website and receive fifteen dollars off the cover price of $75. And let us know what you think!
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