Prevention First is dedicated to highlighting effective programs that prevent substance misuse and/or promote healthy behaviors in Illinois.

We collect and disseminate success stories that:

  • Share positive stories that highlight the impact of programs that prevent substance misuse and/or promote healthy behaviors.
  • Highlight effective health promotion and prevention practices and strategies
  • Assist clients in promoting their success
  • Share concrete examples of success that can be replicated by others doing similar work. 

All Success Stories that are published by Prevention First highlight success related to a specific area of prevention that may include collaboration and capacity building, overcoming challenges and barriers, infrastructure development, recipient/community impact, or policy adoption and implementation.