Diaries in the Press

Health Affairs finds Prevention Diaries to be “ [An] engaging and well-documented exploration of America’s gradual, and in some cases grudging, recognition that adopting individual and community prevention-oriented policies and practices is key to promoting health and health equity, reducing injuries, and preventing violence.”
alternet-logoAlternet features an excerpt on redlining from Prevention Diaries: “Redlining and discriminatory lending practices are of course not limited to East Oakland—they are part of a much larger pattern of injustice that relegates low-income communities and communities of color to poor health and other forms of diminished well-being…”
APHA Q&A: “Larry Cohen, founder and executive director of Prevention Institute, has been a public health and prevention advocate and pioneer for over 40 years. In his latest book, he explores the aspects of daily life that influence our health and argues that a prevention approach offers many common-sense solutions that save lives and money, and reduce suffering.”

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Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb: Deborah Kalb interviews founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, Larry Cohen, about what inspired him to write prevention diaries, the structure of the book, and measuring the impact of Prevention strategies.

The Daily Beast: features an excerpt on our from Prevention Diaries in their article, “Is Sugar the New Smoking?” This piece explores how, much like smoking norms in years past, casual acceptance of our addiction to unhealthy foods puts our population at great risk for chronic disease.


Interact for Health Q&A: Interact for Health interviews Larry about Prevention Institute, the lessons he has learned in his career, and what he feels are his greatest accomplishments with regard to Public Health.

Health News Digest  highlights   Prevention Diaries, praising the book as “indispensable with its wise observations and simple approach to shaping policy with a personal flare.”

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Food Politics: Marion Nestle features a review about Prevention Diaries saying, “his stories should inspire everyone interested in public health to get involved in prevention programs that will make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Creators Syndicate: In part one of a two part series, Marilynn Preston reviews Larry Cohen’s Prevention Diaries, highlighting that Prevention is a bipartisan issue that deserves increased attention. In part two of the series, she explores how Diaries illustrates that when there is political momentum around healthcare, policymakers have an opportunity to promote primary prevention.



Creators Syndicate: In part two of a two part series, Marilynn Preston explores the future of health care, drawing on Larry Cohen’s Prevention Diaries to highlight why it’s crucial to incorporate prevention into our outdated, reactionary healthcare model.