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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Benjamin Franklin

Prevention Works! The rapidly evolving body of research surrounding the Prevention field develops and delivers research-based programs that encourage individual, families, schools and communities to make wise decisions which lead to healthy living. Community level involvement is paramount to an effective prevention system. Programs reduce negative influence and increase protection for youth and families throughout Utah. Programs are designed to be both engaging and educational.

Prevention in Your Neighborhood

Program and Services Locator

Click on the county where you live to find contact information for the county Prevention Coordinators. They can help you learn what programs and services are implemented in your town.
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The Science of Prevention

These resources will help you understand the rapidly changing science of prevention and what it means to your family.

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Protect Your Child

Protect Your Children

Several programs are available to help adults be better parents/role models and keep children safe from alcohol and other substances of abuse.

Conferences & Events

Conferences & Events

These prevention oriented events are geared toward enhancing the knowledge and skill set of Prevention professionals. Interested citizens can attend many of these events.