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The committee assembled to respond to the charge from the sponsors was composed of experts spanning different disciplines ranging from economics and program evaluation to community-based providers. Over the course of this 20-month study the committee met six times in person, participated in many conference calls, and held three information-gathering workshops. During the workshops, committee members heard from members of the prevention community as well as experts in the field of valuing different types of interventions, including interventions in the fields of education and housing.
The committee’s charge directs it to define “community-based, nonclinical prevention policy and wellness strategies” and also to define “value” for these policies and strategies. Through the course of its work the committee also used several other terms that may require clarification; in such cases definitions have been given in both the text of the report and in the glossary in Appendix A.
The phrase “community-based, non-clinical prevention policy and wellness strategies” appears in the Statement of Task. This phrase has been shortened for the purposes of this report to community-based prevention.