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- One of the three categories (Universal, Selective, Indicated) developed by the Institute of Medicine to classify preventive interventions. Universal prevention strategies address the entire population (national, local community, school, neighborhood), with messages and programs to prevent or delay the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.