GSPH 459 Intervention Strategies for Health Promotion


Health promotion interventions have become important aspect of health care provision in recent years. A number of health promotion programmes have failed to achieve their intended goals due to the fact that appropriate strategies were not put in place regarding the broader environment within which such programmes were implemented. Sometimes the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of a strategy is dependent upon time and season the intervention is implemented.

The course will deal with the following: Introduction to intervention strategies, definition of terms; (health promotion, intervention, strategy), strategic frameworks for health promotion, the Need for health promotion interventions, past and present health intervention strategies (planning, implementation, monitoring, sustainability, partnership building, evaluation), factors that determine the choice of strategies and communication as a strategy for intervention.