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Universal Interventions

“Universal interventions are defined as those interventions that are targeted at the general public or to a whole population group that has not been identified on the basis of increased risk.” [1]

Footnotes:

[1] World Health Organization. (2004). Prevention of Mental Disorders: Effective Interventions and Policy Options. P. 17.  Retrieved from https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/en/prevention_of_mental_disorders_sr.pdf