Health Promotion Planning Models

Health Promotion Interventions should be effective in meeting the needs of the intended populations and should have real-world impact in terms of improved health-related quality of life. Many people including academics, practitioners and the lady down the street will have ideas about what the causes of ill health are and what can be done to rectify that. These ideas may not all align with each other and it has been said that the quality of the intervention planning process plays a significant role in the quality of intervention design and implementation and ultimately the scale of the impact.

This page is designed to give an introduction to the various models and guidelines that have been designed to inform the development of Health Promotion interventions.

Further Reading

Abraham, C., & Denford, S. (2020). Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Behavior Change Interventions: A Ten-Task Guide. In M. Hagger, L. Cameron, K. Hamilton, N. Hankonen, & T. Lintunen (Eds.), The Handbook of Behaviour Change (pp. 269–284).

Araujo-Soares, V., Hankonen, N., Presseau, J., Rodrigues, A. M., & Sniehotta, F. F. (2018). Developing behaviour change interventions for self-management in chronic Illness : An integrative overview. European Health Psychologist.

Barthlomew Eldredge, L. K. B., Markham, C. M., Kok, G., Ruiter, R. A., & Parcel, G. S. (2016). Planning health promotion programs: an intervention mapping approach. John Wiley & Sons.

Bauman, A. E., & Nutbeam, D. (2014). Planning and evaluating population interventions to reduce noncommunicable disease risk – reconciling complexity and scientific rigour? Public Health Research & Practice, 25(November), 1–8.

Bonell, C., Jamal, F., Melendez-Torres, G. J., & Cummins, S. (2015). “Dark logic”: Theorising the harmful consequences of public health interventions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 69(1), 95–98.

Glanz, K., Rimer, B. K., & Viswanath, K. (Eds.). (2015). Health behavior: Theory, research, and practice. John Wiley & Sons.

Glanz, K., & Bishop, D. B. (2010). The role of behavioral science theory in development and implementation of public health interventions. Annual Review of Public Health, 31(1), 399–418.

Green, J., Tones, K., Cross, R. and Woodall, J. (2015) Health Promotion Planning & Strategies. (3rd ed.) Thousand Oaks: California: Sage Publications Ltd. [Marjon Library]

Hagger, M. S., Cameron, L. D., Hamilton, K., Hankonen, N., & Lintunen, T. (Eds.). (2020). The handbook of behavior change. Cambridge University Press.

Hankonen, N., & Hardeman, W. Developing Behavior Change Interventions. In M. Hagger, L. Cameron, K. Hamilton, N. Hankonen, & T. Lintunen (Eds.), The Handbook of Behaviour Change. Springer [www]

Nutland, W. and Cragg, L. (Eds.) (2015) Health Promotion Practice. (2nd ed.) Berkshire: Open University Press. [Marjon e-book]

O’Cathain, A., Croot, L., Sworn, K., Duncan, E., Rousseau, N., Turner, K., ... & Hoddinott, P. (2019). Taxonomy of approaches to developing interventions to improve health: a systematic methods overview. Pilot and feasibility studies, 5(1), 41.

Other Resources

Community Toolbox (n.d.) Models for Promoting Community Health and Development

Related Pages on this website

What is Health Promotion?

Intervention Mapping

Logic Models