Number 11: A meta-analysis of the impact of community-based prevention and early intervention action

This report analyses the literature addressing the impact of community-based prevention and early intervention action.

The report concludes that prevention and early intervention programs do contribute to the promotion of strong communities and to positive outcomes. Furthermore, they do so in a way that enables communities to continue to deal with issues through their own resilience and capacities.

In addition, prevention and early intervention programs contribute to community building and positive social outcomes in a cost effective way. In many circumstances, these net benefits are demonstrably cumulative

Content Updated: 24 April 2014