Prev Sci (2014) 15:825–828 DOI 10.1007/s11121-013-0452-0 Gregor Burkhart Published online: 12 December 2013 European Union 2013 I congratulate David Foxcroft for this fine paper “Can preven- differentially. Besides, the model we have been using until tion classification be improved by considering the function of now was not meant to consist of clear-cut side-by-side prevention?” In essence, it proposes, in addition to the classi- categories, but rather of spheres-within-spheres, similar to fication into universal, selective, and indicated (“forms”), Bronfenbrenner’s 1979 model of macro-, meso-, and mi- another axis, where environmental, developmental, and infor- crospheres of influence. Environmental prevention, here, mational approaches are introduced as “functions.” In this is an outer sphere, which targets physical, social, econom- system, environmental prevention would no longer be a fourth ic, and virtual environments. In contrast to the other three category complementing universal, selective, and indicated forms, it does not target people directly (i.e., in direct prevention, but another functional dimension, pervading interaction). Nevertheless, all four approaches obviously transversally the three forms of prevention. When David aim at behavioral change of individuals. Therefore, I do presented his model at the Second Annual Meeting of the not see it as conceptually confusing that the outer sphere,
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