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Unformatted text preview: Social Ecology and Social Contexts in Health Promotion Three inter-related approaches to improving peoples health o Make them change their behavior o Focus on changing interpersonal interactions o Focus on the health of the community Social contexts: workplace, campus, nation, family, etc. One social context of importance to you is your college campus Basic tenets of social ecological model o (1) Healthfulness of people in a community are influenced by multiple facets of The environment (geography, built environment) Culture, economics, politics, technology As well as by personal attributes Genetics, psychological dispositions, behavioral patterns o (2) people and environments influence each other environment affects the individuals health individuals change their environments to make them more or less healthy o (3) people are often studied at various levels individual, small group, organization, population social ecology tries to look at as amny of these levels at the same...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HP 300 taught by Professor Riggs during the Fall '06 term at USC.
- Fall '06