Event Title

Health Promotion Planning:  An Intervention Mapping Approach

Monday, May 11, 2020 - Friday, May 15, 2020   
Course will be delivered “live” via WebEx.
from 9-11 and 1-3 (attend both sessions each day)



Intervention Mapping (IM) offers a step-by-step program to make theory practical and for creating effective interventions, using the best information from the behavioral and social sciences. We have taught this course to over 500 participants on four continents and will be able to link participants to colleagues who are using the IM process.


All students receive a copy of Bartholomew Eldredge, Markham, Ruiter, Fernandez, Kok and Parcel's recent text, Planning Health Promotion: An Intervention Mapping Approach. 4th Ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2016


We also suggest the following readings: Green and Kreuter, Health Promotion Planning: An Educational and Ecological Approach, 4th Ed. McGraw Hill, 2005


Glanz, Rimer, and Viswanath, HHealth Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 5th edition, Jossey-Bass, 2015.


Goals of the Course

This course aims to build knowledge and skills in developing theory-informed and evidence-based health promotion interventions and implementation strategies. Students will participate in creating an initial program plan for a topic of their interest by following a systematic process that includes conducting an initial needs assessment, developing the program, developing implementation strategies, and crafting an evaluation plan. The course format includes lectures, small group work using problem based learning, group discussions, and presentations of student projects.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:


  1. Describe how to incorporate community based participatory planning into health promotion planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  2. Use empirical research, participatory processes and theory for multilevel intervention development and implementation planning.

  3. Identify behavioral and environmental factors and determinants of at-risk individuals and agents at each ecological level and state expected change or program outcomes for health-related behavior and environmental conditions.

  4. Create a matrix of change objectives for each level of intervention planning (individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal) and select or design practical applications for applying the methods to the intervention.

  5. Create program scope and sequence including delivery channels, themes and list of needed program materials.

  6. Using the Implementation Mapping process to develop implementation strategies to ensure adoption, implementation, and maintenance of the intervention.

  7. Develop a full program logic model for evaluation and write evaluation questions.

UTH/MD Anderson-Affiliated
Non-Affiliated $600


If you have questions about registration, please contact:

Peggy Tate
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research





Maria E. Fernandez, PhD
Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health
Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research


Christine Markham, PhD
Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health
Interim Department Chair, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research


Andrew Springer, PhD
Associate Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health
Austin Regional Campus

Time & Location

9-11 and 1-3 (attend both sessions each day)


Course will be delivered “live” via WebEx.