Program Planning for Health Behavior Change
- Winter Inst. term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
- Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
- Tue 01/04/2022 - Fri 01/07/2022
Behavior is central to many health issues. Understanding how to design interventions to improve health behaviors is relevant to all public health professionals. If you want to impact health behavior on the wing of your hospital, or at the community/state level - the content of this is relevant. You'll never look at a behavior change message the same!
Introduces students to different health behavior change theories addressing several levels of the Ecological Model. Students review and practice using program planning frameworks and needs assessments for designing effective interventions. Students choose a public health problem of their choice and design a behavior change intervention to address that problem. The process of creating the intervention is guided by a needs assessment and is theoretically informed.
- Learning Objectives:
- Explain the importance of health behavior as a contributor to current public health problems
- Describe the elements of at least two behavior change theories and their applicability to developing health education/health promotion programs
- Describe at least three intervention methods and their applicability to successful health education/health promotion programs
- Demonstrate skills in planning a health behavior change program by successfully completing a written needs assessment
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 70% Assignments
- 30% Quizzes
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
This online course will be run differently from other online courses in that it will not be asynchronous, but rather attendance will be needed on these 4 days for synchronous sessions.