In August 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a convening focused on increasing the use of primary prevention in human services systems. Participants considered the opportunity for human services to shift from responding to families after they are in crisis to preventing the crisis before it occurs. Participants indicated that incorporating primary prevention into human services delivery can uproot the causes of adverse outcomes by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors, thereby creating the safety and stability needed to avoid adverse experiences in the first place. This brief highlights key considerations for program administrators and other practitioners.
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