Prevention Plus Wellness Mission

Who are we?

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW), LLC, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida,  is a family-run education business providing brief evidence-based positive youth development programs, parent training programs and multi-media campaigns that integrate substance use prevention with the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors, goal setting and positive identities among children, adolescents and young adults in schools, sports, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, colleges, military, and other community settings.

Problem

Most substance use prevention and health programs are too lengthy or complicated to be provided to all young people thereby failing to achieve true public health reach. 

In addition, most individual prevention and health programs do not address multiple health risks common among youth and young adults, including substance use and misuse, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, and uncontrolled stress which together interact to negatively influence youth physical and mental wellbeing.

Our solution

PPW provides single-lesson and other practical youth and parent programs, as well as multi-media campaigns, designed to prevent alcohol, marijuana, e-cigarette, tobacco, and opioid use and promote healthy lifestyle behaviors like physical activity and sports, healthy eating, sleep, stress control and goal setting to cost-effectively improve the mental and physical health and self-identities of youth and young adults across the US and abroad. 

PPW youth programs include easy-to-follow scripted program manuals with accompanying program slides and built-in evaluation tools and can be provided to youth individually or in a group, in-person or online.

Mission/Vision

Provide practical prevention tools for improving the physical and mental wellbeing of all youth.

Tag lines

"Evidence-based prevention promoting wellness!"

"The opposite of substance use isn't non-use, it's wellness!"

Philanthropy

We provide free prevention programs to minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses serving youth and young adults based on their financial need.

We also donate to various charities providing food for children, such as Feed the Children.

Successes to Date 

  • Providing practical, cost-effective prevention programs across 50 states in the US and abroad,
  • Training thousands of prevention and health professionals to provide and train others in using PPW programs in online and onsite workshops, and
  • Providing evidence-based programs for prevention and health professionals and parents for 13 years. 

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