In this task, you will demonstrate your understanding of theory in relation to the field of…

In this task, you will demonstrate your understanding of theory in relation to the field of health
promotion. This task relates to material in Module 1, and will help you develop a plan for a
multi-level health promotion program (AT2).
Essay question:
Which theory, concepts and models would be useful for you to use when designing a multi-level
health promotion program or initiative aimed at improving health in a specific population?
Research and write an essay in which you:
• Explain the concept of health promotion in your own words, and why health promotion is a
key area of practice in public health.
• Scope and describe a range of theory, concepts and models that are available to use for
designing health promotion programs or initiatives.
• Identify and briefly describe
o a particular population group whose health you are interested in improving by
implementing a health promotion program or initiative,
o the physical, mental or social health issue you wish to address, and
o the factors (determinants of the health issue) that the health promotion program or
initiative would need to change e.g. behavioural, social, organisational,
environmental.
• Given the above, recommend and justify which theory, concepts and/or models would help
you design a multi-level health promotion program or initiative to improve the health of the
selected population group.
*Note: Assessment Task 2 will ask students to plan a health promotion program or initiative
based on this understanding of theory, concepts and models, but using a given program
planning model.