BARRIERS TO HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

BARRIERS TO HEALTHY BEHAVIORSFor Module 3, conduct a literature search utilizing peer-reviewed journal articles, books, professional organization Web sites and articles, etc. to help you create a program/intervention plan and outline implementation procedures for the evidence-based strategies you identified in Module 2.
Write a paper (2-3 pages in length) including an explanation of your plan and a workplan that shows your implementation procedures to address the health behavior. A workplan sample can be found athttp://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/state_programs/pdf/workplans.pdf

SLP Assignment Expectations
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Restate your program goal and objectives. If I gave you feedback in the previous module, use that to refine your goal and objectives.
Your work plan should include the following components: goals, objectives, activities, data measurement tools, timeframe, responsible person, and measures of success.
Write one or two paragraphs summarizing your workplan and identify possible challenges or barriers you may face during implementation of your proposed program. How will you overcome these challenges? Based on your literature search, how have other programs overcome similar challenges?

BARRIERS TO HEALTHY BEHAVIORS
Required Readings
Required 30-minute Tutorial for developing good goals and SMART objectives:
CDC (2011) Writing Good Goals and SMART Objectives – Tutorials. Retrieved fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/tutorials/writinggoal/index.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008). Developing strategies for program success. Retrieved July 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/evaluation/pdf/ertnews_fall08.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009). Writing SMART objectives [Evaluation Briefs No. 3]. Retrieved July 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/evaluation/pdf/brief3b.pdf
Fitzgerald, N. & Spaccarotella, K. (2009 February). Barriers to a healthy lifestyle: From individuals to public policy—an ecological perspective. Journal of Extension, 47(1), 1-9. Retrieved July 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.joe.org/joe/2009february/pdf/JOE_v47_1a3.pdf
Glasgow, R.E. (2008). Perceived barriers to self-management and preventive behaviors.Health Behavior Constructs: Theory, Measurement & Research. Rockville, MD: Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/research/constructs/barriers.html
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health (2011). Workplan template. Program management. [Tools and resources]. Retrieved July 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.cdc.gov/dash/program_mgt/801_resources.htm
Chriqui JF, Schneider L, Chaloupka FJ, Gourdet C, Bruursema A, Ide K & Pugach O. (2010). School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Childrens Health Three Years after the Federal Mandate. Health Policy Center, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved July 1, 2012 fromhttp://www.bridgingthegapresearch.org/_asset/r08bgt/WP_2010_report.pdf
Optional Readings
Committee on Health and Behavior: Research, Practice, and Policy, Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health (2001). Organizations, communities, and society: Models and interventions. Health and behavior: The interplay between the biological, behavioral, and societal influences (pp. 241-264). Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Retrieved fromhttp://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9838&page=241

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