Why Prevention Matters

Why Prevention Matters

Do you ever ask yourself why prevention matters? Across the nation there has been great progress in work to improve the health and well-being of children. But the turbulent economy and the budget cutting that has come with it threaten to derail efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect at a moment when it is needed most. If the work that has done so much for children is to continue and to grow, it is important to show that it yields benefits on many levels- for children, their families, and their communities. Consistent decisions to support the needs of children are at the heart of a bright future.

Papers in the Why Prevention Matters Series include:

Dollars and Lives: The Economics of Healthy Children
– Dr. Phaedra Corso

Dr. Phaedra Corso is Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health.


Prevention Programs and Strategies: State Legislative Experiences
-Kelly Crane

Kelly Crane is a former policy specialist for the National Conference of State Legislatures, in their Children and Families Program.


A Better Future for America. A Better Future for America’s Children: Strengthening our Capacity to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
-Lisbeth B. Schorr

Lisbeth B. Schorr is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard University.


Prevention Creates the Future by Transforming Culture
– Dr. Jeff Linkenbach

Dr. Jeff Linkenbach is the Director of the Center for Health and Safety Culture a Montana State Uninversity.


The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Child Abuse and Public Health
– Dr. Robert Anda

Dr. Robert Anda is a Senior Researcher in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology and a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Better Lives for Children Lead to a Better Climate for Business
-Michael E. Axelrod

Michael E. Axelrod is the Managing Member of Trinova Partners LLC, a business consulting firm in Atlanta, GA.


The “Why Prevention Matters” series has been created with the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.