Using the Socio-Ecological Model to Assess and Address Community Context and Health Needs

A session at Priester National Health Extension Conference

Tuesday 16th April, 2013

10:50am to 11:20am (PST)

Theories and models are used to develop programs and assess needs of communities. These models provide a blueprint for assessing how community context affects health and in identifying ways health programs can positive influence these elements. One model which has risen to prominence is the Social Ecological Model, which states that both an individual’s behavior and community context affects health outcomes. Using an example from Maryland, the presentation will expose participants to the utility of the Model and give participants a real-life scenario on how it can be applied to investigate the community context of health and develop research-based programming.

Virginia Brown, University of Maryland

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Time 10:50am11:20am PST

Date Tue 16th April 2013

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