The Ecological Perspective is a framework often used to inform program planning. For
each of the areas below, identify the following:
1. Two to three factors that serve as BARRIERS to behavior change in your target population
2. Two to three factors that could SUPPORT your target population’s efforts to change their behavior.
1. Intrapersonal Factors (knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, personality traits):
2. Interpersonal Factors (family, friends/peers that provide social identity and support):
3. Institutional Factors (rules, regulations, policies which may constrain or promote behaviors):
4. Community Factors (social networks and norms that are formal or informal among individuals, groups and organizations):
5. Public Policy (local, state and federal policies and laws that regulate or support healthy actions and practices for disease prevention, early detection and management):
Theoretical Background: Underlying your project is a theoretical background that
shapes your goal and objectives, and will help to convince others to support it. Your
intervention is to be based upon a behavior change theory/model. This section
should include a description of the model you’ve chosen and how it applies to your
intervention. This section should be one to two pages long.