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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Smoking and tobacco use: Fast facts. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/index.htm
U.S. Department of Heatlh and Human Service, (2005). Theory at a glance: A guide for health promotion practice. (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/research/theories_project/theory.pdf
For this Discussion:
- Read Hayden (pp. v–vi; 1–10; and 225–232).
- Read Theory at a Glance (pp. viii; 3–8; and 9–13).
- Review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Social Ecological Model.”
- Consider how each level of influence of the Social Ecological Model affects individual and organizational health behavior.
- Select a personal health behavior or a health behavior you have observed in someone else (e.g., physical activity, eating habits, tobacco use) for this Discussion.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 4
Post a comprehensive response for the following:
- Describe your selected health behavior.
- Then, provide an example of how each level of influence of the Social Ecological Model—intrapersonal, interpersonal, and community—might negatively affect the behavior and explain why.
- Finally, suggest one strategy for promoting a positive behavior change at each level. Be specific and be sure to clearly identify the level of influence to which you are referring in your examples and strategies.