Promoting healthy behaviors through multi-level approaches

In this course you will learn why promoting lifestyle behaviours 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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25
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27
August 2022
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10:30
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16:30
CEST
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Format: 
Hybrid
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Credits: 
1 ECTS / Certificate

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About the course

In this course you will learn why promoting lifestyle behaviours 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 behaviour 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 behaviours. 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 the principles of lifestyle medicine and understand why promoting lifestyle behaviours matters (the hard evidence)
  • Learn why health education is not enough to help people change
  • Acquire basic knowledge and skills to design smart health promotion strategies at the intersection of multiple sectors
  • Appreciate why incorporating behavioural science principles and marketing tactics is key
  • Learn how to navigate public-private partnerships in the process of behaviour change
  • Develop a strategy to become a pro-active leader in health promotion in your country

Prerequisites

None.

Pedagogical methods

Pedagogical methods

Assessment procedure

Format description

At least one facilitator will be on-site in Lugano, and some will join online. Participants are welcomed to join either on-site in Lugano, or online. In case of a change of regional policies (e.g., Covid) or personal reasons, the course could change to online.

At a glance
Date icon
25
-
&
27
August 2022
Schedule icon
10:30
-
16:30
CEST
Zoom icon
Format: 
Hybrid
Star icon
Credits: 
1 ECTS / Certificate