What is the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia?
The Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia (PCCG) is a 501(c)6 organization with committees covering credentialing, recertification, training, public relations, resource development and prevention ethics. A Board of Directors represents both the private and public sectors (including grass roots representation) in Georgia.
What is PCCG’s vision?
It is the vision of PCCG, Inc. that everyone working in the field of prevention in Georgia will become credentialed.
What is PCCG’s mission?
It is the mission of PCCG, Inc. to establish, promote, and sustain standards of excellence in the field of prevention in Georgia. PCCG works to advance prevention as a viable and effective professional and personal discipline to benefit Georgia communities and to promote the well-being of all people in Georgia. PCCG’s accepted definition of prevention is an “active, assertive process of creating conditions and/or fostering personal attributes that promote the well-being of people.” (Lofquist) An applicant for certification must document experience and demonstrate competency in five Performance Domains.
PCCG’s prevention focus is to advance health promotion and prevention as viable and effective professional and personal disciplines, and to assure standards of excellence in those disciplines in order to promote the well-being of all people in the State of Georgia.
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The above definition was adapted from the Committee of Prevention of Mental Disorders, Institute of Medicine (1994). New directions in definitions. In P. J. Mrazek, and R. J. Haggerty (Eds.), Reducing risks for mental disorders: Frontiers for prevention intervention research (pp. 19-29). Washington D.C.: National Academy Press. Adapted from Gordon, R. (1983) “An operational classification of disease prevention” Public Health Reports: 98, 108-109.
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