Public Health planners use theoretical change methods to influence change in targeted behaviors and environmental conditions – these are the active ingredients of an intervention. Practical applications are the activities or materials used in an intervention. Anyone change method may lend itself to different types of practical applications, so public health planners must choose the application that is the best fit for the context. It’s also important to ensure that the practical application will be feasible and culturally relevant for your priority population and setting. Planners select practical design applications to operationalize methods in ways that fit with the intervention group and the context in which the intervention will be conducted. Some methods help target all determinants and change an environmental agent’s behavior (for example, a policymaker or a healthcare provider). Planners package methods and practical applications into program components to develop a multilevel intervention or guide the selection of an existing evidence-based intervention.
In week 6, you will define Evidence-based intervention (EBI), describe the process you used to locate EBI, and how the EBI informed the methods and practical application of your intervention design.
Step 4: Identify a culturally appropriate evidence-based intervention (EBI) related to your health problem that can be implemented in your priority population.
What is the name of the EBI?
Step 5: Based on the information available to you, assess your priority population and setting. Consider the following questions in your responses:
Is there a match between the focus of the EBI with the health problem, health behavior, environmental conditions, and determinants that you have identified?
Priority population fit
Is the group for which the EBI was developed the same as your priority population?
Are the delivery vehicles in the EBI appropriate for your priority population? I.e., are they culturally relevant and will they sufficiently reach your priority population?
Consider whether the EBI is culturally appropriate for implementation in the organizational setting (e.g., school, clinic, worksite, hospital, community) that you have identified for your priority population and health problem?
Basic Fit Assessment
Include a one sentence rationale for each on why you selected “Yes/Some/No” in terms of whether your EBI fits with your health topic and priority population.
After identifying an EBI, were there any revisions required to your initial development of multi-level interventions submitted earlier in the course?
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