Inaugural Editorial

Inaugural Editorial Prevention Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2000 Over the past few decades, we have had to con- sored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That front a host of health and social problems along with meeting is now regarded as the official beginning of the painful recognition of the limits of available solu- the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), a profes- tions. In the health arena, those limits have become sional organization focused on the advancement of increasingly clear even in the face of rapid advances science-based prevention programs and policies in medical technology. These technological advances through empirical research. The membership of SPR have contributed only modestly to our ongoing ef- consists of scientists, practitioners, advocates, admin- forts to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated istrators, and policymakers concerned with problems, with major diseases such as cardiovascular disease, issues, and challenges pertaining to the prevention various cancers, chronic obstructive lung disease, and of public health and social problems. HIV/AIDS. Perhaps even more striking has been our Another critical moment in the development of limited success in combating drug abuse, violence, the prevention field is the publication of this first and mental health problems. issue of Prevention Science, Prevention Science Springer Journals

Inaugural Editorial

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2000 by Society for Prevention Research
Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Health Psychology; Child and School Psychology
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