Intervention Strategies in Public Health

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Wednesdays, May 20, May 27, and June 3, 9am-3pm

Intervention planning is a multifaceted and complex skill, which requires careful preparation, logical thinking, and creativity, at the same time being based in theory and evidence. Following an intervention planning framework allows for a well-designed intervention that is theory-driven, evidence-based, feasible, and evaluable. Successful intervention planning requires collaborative thinking, careful research on the target population as well as interventions that have failed or succeeded in the past, brainstorming, and feedback from key stakeholders of the problem and ultimate intervention.

This program focuses on strategic planning for public health practice, applying the social ecologic framework as a foundation for planning an intervention. To effectively plan an intervention, the program also features a tailored review of basic theory and research as intervention planning is unique to the health problem and target population of focus.  Interventions can be programs, policies, media campaigns, or any other initiative to ultimately change behaviors or environmental conditions that support healthy behaviors.

Participants will use an intervention planning framework to move from a needs assessment of the problem and target population to a comprehensive and evidence-based intervention that is driven by theory to accomplish specific and measurable objectives to a plan for adoption, implementation, and sustainability of the intervention. 

PHX provides a 25 percent discount to students, SPH alumni, and BU faculty and staff. We will also offer a 25 percent discount for any resident of upper-middle-income countries, lower-middle-income countries and low-income countries (“LMIC” based on the World Bank Classification).

Individuals registering for more than one paid program at full price will receive a 15 percent discount (use coupon “2ormore”). A 15 percent discount is also offered to organizations sending three or more paid program participants (Contact us at for more information).

(Please note discounts cannot be combined)

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