Harold Holder described his research around implementing environmental prevention strategies as part of a comprehensive, community-wide approach.
Children's own Leslie Walker talked about creating health equity by reducing the fragmentation of services and considering the family, social, and community issues of each teenager needing help.
Another theme that emerged during the Summit was that, in the long run, prevention saves money. This is an especially important message during these difficult economic times. Stephanie Lee from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy provided specific examples during her presentation. One of the prevention programs she highlighted is Life Skills Training, the prevention curriculum offered at Eckstein Middle School. Here is the slide from her presentation: