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ERIC Number: EJ1086755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Translating the Socio-Ecological Perspective into Multilevel Interventions: Gaps between Theory and Practice
Schölmerich, Vera L. N.; Kawachi, Ichiro
Health Education & Behavior, v43 n1 p17-20 Feb 2016
Multilevel interventions are inspired by socio-ecological models, and seek to create change on various levels--for example by increasing the health literacy of individuals as well as modifying the social norms within a community. Despite becoming a buzzword in public health, actual multilevel interventions remain scarce. In this commentary, we explore the operational and empirical barriers to designing and implementing multilevel interventions, and argue that the current theoretical framework based on the socio-ecological model is insufficient to guide those seeking to design multilevel interventions. We consider two theories, namely, the complementarity principle theory and the risk compensation theory--to address the gap between theory and translation into practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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