GSPH 446 Change Interventions for Chronic Disease


The course focuses on understanding theory-based chronic and lifestyle interventions at different levels of change (individuals, networks/groups, organizations and communities).  The course will deal with research aspects of change interventions and this will take students through formative (qualitative) research, Community-based participatory research, intervention Design and evaluation. Key theories that students will be introduced to will include transtheoretical model, social cognitive theory, theory of reasoned action/Planned behavior, health belief model, social networks and social support, mass communication, social marketing