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Module 3: Optimize Potential Impact

Ontario Public Health PractionersWhether an intervention will succeed and whether its effects can be sustained may depend on its environmental context. Refer to Greenhalgh, Robert, & Bate, 2004 & Centre for Health Promotion www.utoronto.ca/chp/. As you decide which interventions to try, ask yourself whether the right conditions — such as infrastructure and relationships — are in place for each one to work, or whether you can create them. Everything — policy, leadership, the political environment, the built environment and community interest — can influence whether an intervention succeeds and sustains.

We describe context next, and give some questions to ask yourself when designing your interventions to optimize potential impact.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 May 2009 17:59