To delay alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use and the onset of unhealthy problem behaviors (including, but not limited to, gambling, violence, and other anti-social behaviors); to prevent ATOD abuse/dependence and mental illness; to promote and maintain mentally and physically healthy, and socially and culturally competent, people.
To provide a continuum of prevention services (universal, selective, indicate)
Implement programs that cover the entire population of Erie County, New York
Implement programs for targeted (selective, indicated), higher-risk populations
Sustained investment in professional development (e.g., training, implementation of evidence-based programs, retention, support for producing data to show program accountability, assessment of system capacity, enhancement of organizational capacity, etc.) for the entire prevention field including individuals and organizations
Invest in cost-effective programs (cost per person served) while recognizing that higher-risk populations require commensurate resources