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Data Shows Strong Support for Prevention

Americans expressed overwhelming support for community prevention efforts in a public opinion poll released last week by Trust for America’s Health.

According to the poll, 73% of the American public supports allocating resources towards community prevention initiatives. Even more support was shown for prevention initiatives aimed at young people, with 89% of respondents favoring strategies aimed at youth. Also, 79% of respondents indicated that linking community prevention to solving multiple problems is effective, given the current economy and fewer resources being available. 

To view the full presentation on this study, visit