Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Dr. Roger E. Ulrich

Second Advisor

Dr. Malcolm Robertson

Third Advisor

Dr. Galen Alessi

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Robert Brinkenhoff


This study analyzed ten primary prevention demonstration projects located in various counties of Michigan. While only two programs showed significant post intervention effects, the amount of data available for interpretation was insufficient to allow any general conclusions. Problems encountered in program implementation and evaluation were cited, and procedures that may reduce these difficulties were discussed. A theoretical model for primary prevention based on a systems approach was also presented.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access