The Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI) is contracted by the authorities in the areas of prevention, health promotion, health monitoring, and health surveillance.
The Division of Prevention and Health Promotion, Canton of Zurich is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of preventive measures at the cantonal level, in particular, drug-use prevention and health promotion measures – including media campaigns.
The division is primarily a service unit, participating in research projects only in exceptional circumstances. Nonetheless, the division considers sound research findings in the implementation of its projects. The department is known by the public as «Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung Kanton Zürich».