Prevention and wellness promotion positively impact the health of individuals and the community. The prevention efforts of our providers focus on building awareness, reducing risk and reinforcing protective factors.
The Paint Valley ADAMH Board assures access to a variety of prevention services through our providers and community partners.
Prevention is happening in our communities and schools. Please see the following prevention efforts:
These cost-benefit estimates show that effective school-based programs pay for themselves and more. For every dollar spent on these programs, an average of $18 dollars per student would be saved over their lifetime.
Among 10 effective school-based life skills programs, the average return on investment exceeded $15 to 1. That is, every dollar spent on these programs returned an average of $15 dollars per student.
Source: Miller, T. and Hendrie, D. Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 07-4298. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2008.