Article published in:Adapting Health Communication to Cultural Needs: Optimizing documents in South-African health communication on HIV and AIDS
Edited by Piet Swanepoel and Hans Hoeken
[Not in series 140] 2008
► pp. 11–30
2. Planned development of culturally sensitive health promotion programs: An Intervention Mapping approach
Madelief G.B.C. Bertens | VU University Amsterdam, Athena Institute
Herman Schaalma | Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology, Dept of Work & Social Psychology, the Netherlands
Kay Bartholomew | Health Science Center, University of Texas at Houston, USA
Bart van den Borne | Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion
Health promotion attempts to enhance our ability to maintain or improve quality of life by means of education and by creating conditions that are beneficial for our health and that of our social environment. In this chapter we present a framework for the design of theory- and evidence-informed health promotion programs. The framework, entitled Intervention Mapping (IM), provides guidelines and tools for the development of health promotion programs that are based on (1) needs assessments among priority populations and communities, (2) analyses of theory-informed options for corrective action, and (3) collaborative planning. IM and its application to the design of culturally sensitive health promotion programs is illustrated with an example of the development of an STI/HIV prevention program for minority women with a Dutch Caribbean background in the Netherlands.
Keywords: culturally sensitive programs, Health promotion, Intervention Mapping, theory- and evidence-informed
Published online: 14 August 2008
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