Chapter 3 of our textbook describes various health promotion planning models that can be used to create a health promotion program. Each planning model has unique strengths and weaknesses. It is important to understand the differences and be able to determine which model is most appropriate for the health issue being addressed. For this assignment, you will compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of two different health promotion planning models and explain how each of the models were used to develop a health promotion program.
To begin, select two of the health promotion program planning models described in chapter 3. Provide a brief description of each model in your own words. Explain the key constructs and phases of each model. Then, using the Ashford Library, identify two scholarly journal articles that discuss health promotion interventions that utilized the health promotion planning models you selected (one article for each model). Examine how the planning model was used to create the intervention. Then, compare and contrast the usefulness of each model in creating a health promotion program. Summarize two strengths and two weaknesses of each model and how they compare to the other model. Finally, explain the best strategy for determining how to select the most appropriate health promotion program planning model for an intervention.
The Compare and Contrast Health Promotion Program Planning Models assignment:
- Must be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include an introduction that provides an overview of the major concepts discussed in the paper and include a thesis statement.
- Must include a conclusion that reviews the major concepts that were discussed in the paper and include a statement that reaffirms the paper’s thesis.