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Models and Theories

(3 pages in length) summarizing your findings on evidence-based strategies specific to the health behavior.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

Describe your program's overall goal and at least two 1 learning objective and 1 behavioral objective for your specific target population. Your objectives must be specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, and time-phased (SMART). Make sure that you have read the required readings and completed the required 30-minute tutorial before developing your goal and objectives.

Based on your literature search, provide a summary of evidence-based strategies that have been shown effective in promoting or reducing the behavior in your target population.
Identify two (2) evidence-based strategies that you will use to implement your program or intervention. Provide an explanation why you have chosen these strategies and defend your choices.

Required 30-minute Tutorial for developing good goals and SMART objectives:

CDC (2011) Writing Good Goals and SMART Objectives - Tutorials. Retrieved from

Required Readings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009). Writing good goals [Evaluation Briefs No. 3a]. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009). Writing SMART objectives [Evaluation Briefs No. 3b]. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2011). Surveillance of certain health behaviors and conditions among States and selected local areas—behavioral risk factor surveillance system, United States, 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report-Surveillance Summaries, 60(9), 1-250. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from

Glanz, K. (n.d.) Social and Behavioral Theories. Retrieved November 1, 2012 from . Also available as pdf at

Patnode, C.D., Lytle, L.A., Erickson, D.J., Sirard, J.R., Barr-Anderson, D.J., & Story, M. (2011, May). Physical activity and sedentary activity patterns among children and adolescents: A latent class analysis approach. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(4), 457-467. Retrieved July 1, 2012 from

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Problem Statement

The health issue to be addressed is the growing number of teens and young adults age 13-29, in
the Cleveland area, diagnosed with STI or sexually transmitted infection. "A new report of HIV/AIDS,
syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea among youth (teens 15-19) and young adults (20-29) show increases
in cases reported to public health" (Cleveland Department of Public Health, 2010). Often STIs show no
symptoms, which means this age group can easily pass the infections on to partners or even multiple
partners, infecting them as well. STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea are becoming resistant to standard
treatments in many parts of the U.S. and HIV infection requires life-long treatment. STIs can be passed
on to unborn children. This is a particular concern for young adults, as they begin to consider starting

The Health Education Campaign

The challenge is getting the right information to the specific groups of teens and young adults in
a manner that is well received. Targeting youth where they socialize or congregate is likely to be most
effective for this age group. For young adults age 18 - 29 the task of education is a greater challenge, as
this age group is scattered throughout the county and less likely to be found congregating together in
large numbers. Targeting young adults in community colleges and universities only addresses part of
the population in this age group. To effectively reach young adults, it is far better to ...

Solution Summary

The expert describes a program's overall goal and at least one learning objective and one behavioral objective for a specific target population.