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Developing an Action Plan and Implementing Interventions

ROSS C. BROWNSON, ELIZABETH A. BAKER, TERRY L. LEET and KATHLEEN N. GILLESPIE

in Evidence-Based Public Health

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195143768
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865581 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143768.003.0008
Developing an Action Plan and Implementing Interventions

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Sound planning techniques can ensure that public health programs are implemented effectively. This chapter focuses on action planning, i.e., planning for a defined program or policy with specific, time-dependent outcomes, as compared with ongoing planning that is a regular function within an organization. The chapter organized in five main sections, designed to highlight ecological frameworks; give examples of behavioral science models that can increase the likelihood of carrying out effective interventions; review key principles of planning; outline steps in action planning; and describe important aspects of coalition-based interventions.

Keywords: public health practice; public health programs; action planning; time-dependent outcomes; ongoing planning

Chapter.  9071 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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