PREVENTION

A strategy designed to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of disease, disorders and/or social problems. Prevention could be focused on individuals or a specific population.

PREVENTION: "The county health department decided to concentrate on prevention prior to the onset of the annual flu season."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PREVENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prevention/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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