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Community Rooted Prevention: Building Connections and Affecting Change

The articles in this issue of PISC provide several examples of programming that is driven by those in the community. While the programs utilize slightly different approaches and activities, there is a central theme of flexibility in the way these programs have worked with stakeholders. Some of the stories you will read are about groups just beginning their journey of social change while others describe more long-standing community approaches. Some stories describe the use of specific models, such as Community Development or Community Mobilizing, and others showcase building unique approaches to meet the needs of those they work with. We hope this issue will provide you with some new ideas to use in your prevention work. We welcome feedback at

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Reviewed: June 20th, 2017