SHAPING PREVENTION TOGETHER
The Prevention Alliance (PA) is a broad cross-section of groups and organizations from across the state of Washington interested in advancing population health with a focus on prevention. The Prevention Alliance is not a direct lobbying entity but rather a meta-coalition that acts as an incubator for the early formative stages of policy, systems and environmental (PSE) strategy development related to healthy communities. Foundation for Healthy Generations has coordinated this broad coalition since 2013 because we recognize that collaborating and strategizing is the only way to improve the future health of Washington communities.
The Prevention Alliance platform focuses on sound research, feasibility factors and strong partnership engagement to evaluate priority topic areas for change. These strategies fall under one of four categories: social & economic conditions (e.g. healthy eating & food security), prevention (e.g. tobacco prevention and control), physical environments (e.g. transportation), clinical & community linkages (e.g. health workforce development). For each priority, the PA identifies short and long-term strategies, providing communities, organizations, cities, counties and the state with specific and feasible ideas to support, develop, implement and evaluate. The strategies help describe the levels and types of each PSE strategy that, if implemented, can help change existing norms, improve individual and population health, and save multiple systems interacting with the social determinants of health countless dollars in costs that are preventable. In addition to the Prevention Alliance strategies, PA efforts have supported the development of several in-depth and timely policy briefs on issues impacting the Washington state health policy landscape.
For more information on the Prevention Alliance, please contact Healthy Gen’s Senior Director of Policy, Julie Peterson (here).
The efforts of the Prevention Alliance are supported by the generous funding of the Washington State Department of Health
Prevention Alliance efforts have supported the development of several in-depth and timely policy briefs on issues impacting the Washington state health policy landscape.