Implementation of programs that have demonstrated effects on risk and protective factors offers the best chance for documenting long-term program impacts and, in turn, for obtaining sustained funding. Our study explored the capacity of Extension to serve as a delivery system for best practice programs. In a statewide survey of Family Living and 4-H personnel, we assessed perceptions about such programs and Extension's role in delivering them. Results indicate that Extension has significant strengths as a delivery system for best practice programs. Capacity will be enhanced by reducing the perceived dichotomy between "prevention" programming and "traditional" Extension programming.
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Hill, L. G., & Parker, L. A. (2005). Extension as a Delivery System for Prevention Programming: Capacity, Barriers, and Opportunities. The Journal of Extension, 43(1), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss1/4