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Primary Prevention at the Beginning of the 21st Century

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
  • Martin Bloom

Abstract

As we complete this undertaking, two strong feelings emerge. First, of joy for bringing together this collection of entries on important topics and discovering how much the field has learned in just a few decades. Second, of humility in realizing how far we have yet to go, how restricted our theories, how limited our research base, how simplistic our practice. We celebrate the first feeling because this encyclopedia is an important accomplishment at this time for this young field of study and action. We can document that certain strategies are effective in preventing predictable problems, in protecting existing states of health, and in promoting desired goals. But we must never forget that we have a long way to travel to make the dream of primary prevention a reality for people everywhere.

Keywords

Health Promotion Primary Prevention Judicial Action Illness Prevention Predictable Problem 
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  • Thomas P. Gullotta
  • Martin Bloom

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