Promoting healthy behaviors through multi-level approaches

In this course you will learn why promoting lifestyle behaviors through evidence-based, multi-level approaches is as important as ever and what it takes to design for success.

Promoting healthy behaviors through multi-level approaches
At a glance
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22
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&
24/8/2024
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9:00
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15:00
CEST
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Format: 
On-site only
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Credits: 
1 ECTS / Certificate

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About the course

In this course you will learn why promoting lifestyle behaviors through evidence-based, multi-level approaches is as important as ever and what it takes to design for success. You will discover key principles and tactics for behavior change while getting the opportunity to apply those with real-life case-studies.

Low level of physical activity, unhealthy diet, restless sleep, tobacco and alcohol mis-use, high stress level and lack of community result in an overburden to health systems and keep people from achieving the health status and outcomes they desire. Decades of health promotion show that we must do a better job. This course will help participants understand why and how integrating a marketing perspective, establishing public-private partnerships, and integrating lifestyle medicine into the mix of strategies will help people to achieve healthy behaviors. Further, the multi-level approach is a challenge to public health professionals. Working with business, health care providers, health departments, NGOs, and communities in an integrated way, enhances the promotion of healthy lifestyle behavior on a population level.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Learn how behavioral science is transforming health promotion for the better;
  • Know the limits of health education in helping people change behaviors;
  • Be able to design smart health promotion strategies at the intersection of multiple sectors;
  • Know how to incorporate behavior science principles and marketing strategies in health promotion programmes and policies;
  • Know how to navigate public-private partnerships in the process of behavior change.

Prerequisites

None.

Pedagogical methods

  • Interactive/immersive real life case studies experience;
  • Role play;
  • Workshop.

Pedagogical methods

Assessment procedure

In order to get the Certificate of completion and the 1 ECTS participants MUST:

  • Attend at least 80% of the course;
  • Attend the plenary(s) offered during the days of the course;
  • Participate in team assignments;
  • Present a project;
  • Participate in role play.

Format description

The facilitators plans to be in Lugano, and the course will be heldentirely on-site. In case of a change of regional policies (e.g., Covid) or personal reasons, the course could change to online or hybrid format.

At a glance
Date icon
22
-
&
24/8/2024
Schedule icon
9:00
-
15:00
/16.30 CEST 
Zoom icon
Format: 
On-site only
Star icon
Credits: 
1 ECTS / Certificate