Prevention may refer to:

Health and medicine

General safety

  • Crime prevention, the attempt to reduce deter crime and criminals
  • Hazard prevention, the process of risk study, elimination, and mitigation in emergency management
  • Pollution prevention, activities that reduce the amount of pollution generated by a process
  • Preventive maintenance, maintenance performed to prevent faults from occurring or developing into major defects
  • Prevent strategy, a scheme in the UK to report radicalisation
  • Risk prevention, reducing the potential of loss from a given action, activity and/or inaction
  • Risk management, the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks in business

Other uses