a. To develop an understanding of the steps required to develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion interventions that more closely reflect a “real world ideal” of health promotion best practices
2. Assignment tasks/analyses:
a. Part 4: Propose an intervention/response to your issue that more closely reflects best practice principles of health promotion, together with taking a socio-ecological approach—this can be considered as the ”ideal” intervention/response to your selected issue in the real-world of health promotion practice
This proposal should consider the following
i. The gap between taking a socio-ecological approach and the current response to your issue
iii. The gap between these “ideal” best practice principles/criteria and the current response to your issue
iv. How closely the current intervention/response could approximate the (best practice and socio-ecological) “ideals” of health promotion, given the constraints imposed by the real-world environment and organizational structure, and what such an intervention/response would look like
b. Part 5: propose an action plan designed to move the current intervention/response closer to the “ideal” best practice intervention/response to the selected issue. This should include the following:
i. Identification of objectives
ii. Indicators of success in achieving your objectives
iii. Tasks/activities/processes to achieve objectives (i.e., who will be responsible for what?)
iv. Time-frames & timelines
v. Resources (required & available)
vi. Addressing challenges
vii. Evaluation plan
3. These analyses should be based upon:
a. Documentation about the response (where this is available), and/or communications from key informants (where this is available), and/or inferences drawn about the intervention/response (based upon the student’s knowledge and/or understanding of the intervention)
b. Students should clearly identify the source/bases of their analysis and the conclusions they draw regarding the foundations underlying their selected intervention
4. Submit electronic version of report (50% of final grade)
a. Early submissions and feedback: Reports (or parts of reports) submitted by Monday, April 9, will be given electronic feedback and preliminary grade; these reports can be re-submitted if desired.
i. These students will receive feedback by Tuesday, April 17.
ii. These students will then have approximately one week in which to resubmit their reports if they want to do so (i.e., resubmissions must be received by Tuesday, April 24).
b. Final date for submission of (non-early) Assignment #2 reports: Reports are due no later than Thursday, April 19.
c. Minimum of 10 pages SINGLE-SPACED (more, if more than one student); 1” margins all round; 12-point typeface (PLEASE!!)
d. Please submit reports as a Word document: Word documents allow me to provide adequate electronic feedback; it is very difficult to give electronic feedback to PDF files. However, feel free to ALSO submit a PDF version if you have figures that are unstable, or that are difficult to import into a Word document.