Overview of Prevention
Prevention means creating conditions that promote good health. It is achieved by reducing those factors that are known to cause illness and problem behaviors and encouraging those factors that buffer individuals and promote good health. Prevention promises a reduction in the incidence of new cases of illness and problem behavior. When properly done, a good preventive intervention is long lasting and focused on reducing vulnerability and enhancing wellness. The Prevention and Health Promotion Division Compendium is an overview of the DMHAS Prevention System.