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Prevention resources

SUPS uses the following principles in guiding the planning and implementation of prevention programs and services.

  • Prevention is data-driven: gather data from various sources to guide prevention decisions.
  • Prevention is dynamic: review and analyze community needs and adapt plans to the unique and changing needs of the target community.
  • Prevention is population-based: evaluate program outcomes or changes and implement strategies that address risk and protective factors. Appropriate prevention interventions (universal, selective and indicated) are selected that are specific to the target population.
  • Prevention is for people of all ages: design prevention for substance use among different populations, such as youth, young adults, pregnant women and older adults.
  • Prevention is more successful with a team approach: prevention planning benefits greatly from participation of diverse community partners.

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