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Tools for environmental health officers using multi level interventions to affect behavior change

Tools for Environmental Health Officers:Using Multi-level Interventions to Affect Behavior Change

LTJG Katie Burbage

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Fairbanks, Alaska


Ltjg katie burbage tanana chiefs conference fairbanks alaska

Environmental Health and

Behavior Change


Health promotion

Health Promotion

  • “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health.”- World Health Organization

  • “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health.”- American Journal of Health Promotion


Multi level interventions

Multi-level Interventions

  • Interventions with at least three levels of influence

  • Higher-impact

  • Greater potential for successful behavior change


Individual level of influence

Individual Level of Influence

  • Knowledge, attitudes, skills

  • The individual is essential to behavior change

  • More effective when based on theory

    • Health Belief Model

    • Transtheoretical Model


Interpersonal level of influence

Interpersonal Level of Influence

  • Family, friends, social networks

  • Broad applicability in Environmental Health

  • Very relevant today


Community level of influence

Community Level of Influence

  • Groups & organizations

  • Community organizing & building

  • Marketing

  • Well suited for multi-level interventions


Multi level interventions in environmental health

Multi-level interventions in Environmental Health

  • Good fit for environmental health

  • Higher impact than single level interventions alone

  • Greater potential for success


Strengths limitations of multi level interventions

Strengths & limitations of multi-level interventions

  • Budget

  • Time constraints

  • Approach not culturally appropriate

  • Driving force not supportive of multi-level interventions

  • Lack skills required


Resources

Resources

  • Written materials & the web

  • Your partners

  • CHES

  • Become HP “minded”


Multi level interventions can create a pathway for successful behavior change programs

Multi-level interventions can create a pathway for successful behavior change programs


Katie burbage rehs ches

Katie Burbage, REHS, CHES

Tanana Chiefs Conference

201 1st Ave., Suite 300

Fairbanks, AK 99702

(907) 452-8251, ext. 3432

[email protected]


Credits

Credits

  • All photos property of Katie Burbage with the exception of:

    • Slide 5 photograph of Rachel Goldberger, property of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)

    • Slide 7 photograph of whaling crew, property of Hillary Strayer, ANTHC Injury Prevention program

    • Slide 8 photograph of LT Erin Harman, ATSDR, Region 7


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