In August 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a virtual convening on how to increase primary prevention in human services systems. Through panel discussions and interactive sessions, participants discussed how human services can shift from responding to families in crisis to preventing the crisis before it occurs. Participants told us that primary prevention services--which help reduce risk and promote protective factors--can help people avoid negative experiences and outcomes. This brief highlights ways for people with lived experience to co-create with policymakers and program practitioners a new way of delivering primary prevention services.
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