Unleashing the Power of Prevention includes 7 action steps that are necessary to make meaningful and measurable progress in reducing behavioral health problems in the next 10 years. They are:

1. Increase public awareness of the advances and cost savings of prevention


2. Increase funding for tested and effective prevention programs and policies


3. Implement tools to help communities prioritize risk and protective factors and implement effective prevention programs


4. Establish criteria for preventive interventions that are effective, sustainable, equity-enhancing, and cost-beneficial


5. Increase infrastructure to support the implementation of preventive interventions


6. Increase access to effective prevention programs and policies


7. Create workforce development strategies to prepare practitioners for new roles in prevention