Summer Course 2022

Intervention Mapping: Designing Theory-based and Evidence-based Programs July 4-8 | 2022

The course fee is € 1.500,- and includes the course book.

Bartholomew Eldredge, L.K., Markham, C. M., Ruiter, R.A.C., Fernández, M.E., Kok, G. & Parcel, G.S., (2016). Planning health promotion programs: An Intervention Mapping approach (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN (hardcopy): 978-1-119-03549-7; ISBN (epdf): 978-1-119-03556-5; ISBN (epub): 978-1-119-03539-8

INITIATOR

The organizer of this course is the section Applied Social Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

INTRODUCTION

The summer course will focus on developing theory-based and evidence-based interventions applied to health promotion and disease prevention. The emphasis of this course will be on applying Intervention Mapping to a pre-selected case but with transfer to participants’ own projects. Intervention Mapping is a protocol for the design of health promotion and behavior change programs, guiding health promoters through a series of steps that will assist them in theory-based and evidence based program development.

OBJECTIVES

Course participants will apply Intervention Mapping to a pre-selected health problem in the domain of sexual and reproductive health. Participants will be able to design their own effective theory-based and evidence-based prevention intervention for that issue as well as ask for consultations on their own projects.

CONTENTS

Introduction to, and application of Intervention Mapping; orientation to health promotion and behavior change; approaches to using theory; health promotion program case examples; review of theories used in health promotion.

COURSE FORMAT

Plenary sessions will cover the principles and processes of Intervention Mapping and include examples of health promotion programs that have successfully applied the Intervention Mapping process. Small groups will discuss and apply the process to the selected health promotion topics. Participants can receive individual counselling on their own topic of interest.

CERTIFICATE

Upon completion of the course participants will receive a certificate conditional upon their active participation.

APPLICANT PROFILE

Enrolment in the summer course Intervention Mapping is open to participants with a degree or comparable training in public health with an interest in health promotion. Individuals who are responsible for the development and evaluation of health promotion programs are especially encouraged to apply.

CAPACITY

The maximum number of participants is 50 (acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis).

LANGUAGE

The language of instruction in the course is English.

LOCATION

The summer school will be held in Maastricht, on the premises of Maastricht University (Universiteitsingel 40).

FEE AND PAYMENT

The course fee is € 1.500,- and includes the course book.

Bartholomew Eldredge, L.K., Markham, C. M., Ruiter, R.A.C., Fernández, M.E., Kok, G. & Parcel, G.S., (2016). Planning health promotion programs: An Intervention Mapping approach (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN (hardcopy): 978-1-119-03549-7; ISBN (epdf): 978-1-119-03556-5; ISBN (epub): 978-1-119-03539-8

Payment of the course fee must be made in advance. Registration only becomes definitive once payment is received. All payments, indicating the participant’s family name and the course must be remitted in Euros and made payable to the Klinkhamer Group.

INTERVENTION MAPPING STEPS

  1. Needs Assessment
  2. Program Outcomes and Objectives
  3. Program Plan
  4. Program Production
  5. Implementation Plan
  6. Evaluation Plan

The 4th edition of the book: Bartholomew Eldredge, L.K., Markham, C.M., Ruiter, R.A.C., Fernández, M.E., Kok, G. & Parcel, G.S., 2016; Planning Health Promotion Programs. An Intervention Mapping Approach, 4th edition, San Francisco CA: Wiley, will be used in the course. Participants are advised to read in advance: Kok, G., Peter, L.W.H., & Ruiter, R.A.C. (2017). Planning theory- and evidence-based behavior change interventions: a conceptual review of the Intervention Mapping protocol. Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica, 30(19). doi: 10.1186/s41155-017-0072-x (open access).

PROGRAM

Please note, the times below are given in CEST.

Monday 4 July 2022

  • 10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and general introduction to course
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Introduction to Intervention Mapping
  • 11.15 – 12.15 Step 1: Needs Assessment
  • 13.00 – 14.30 Small Groups: IM Step 1 Needs Assessment
  • 14.45 – 15.30 Feedback on Step 1

Tuesday 5 July 2022

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Using Theory in IM
  • 11.15 – 12.15 IM Step 2a: Performance Objectives
  • 13.00 – 14.30 Small Groups: IM Step 2a Performance Objectives
  • 14.45 – 15.30 IM Step 2b: Change Objectives

Wednesday 6 July 2022

  • 10.00 – 12.30 Small Groups: IM Step 2b Change Objectives
  • 12.45 – 13.45 IM Step 3: Methods and Applications
  • 14.00 – 15.30 Small Groups: IM Step 3 Methods and Applications

Thursday 7 July 2022

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Small Groups: Compiling IM Step1-3 into ABCD
  • 11.15 – 12.15 IM Step 4: Organizing Applications into Programs
  • 13.00 – 14.30 Small Groups: IM Step 4 Organizing Applications into Programs
  • 14.45 – 15.30 Demonstration project

Friday 8 July 2022

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Small Groups: Finalize ABCD
  • 11.15 – 12.30 Wrap up
  • 13.15 – 14.15 IM Step 5: Implementation Mapping
  • 14.30 – 15.30 FAQ and Farewell

Besides the official program, feel free to ask for opportunities to ask questions about your own project.

COURSE LEADERS

Robert A.C. Ruiter (Work & Social Psychology) and Rik Crutzen (Health Promotion/CAPHRI), Maastricht University.

Lecturers (subject to change)

Robert A.C. Ruiter, Gerjo Kok (Work & Social Psychology), Rik Crutzen & Francine Schneider (Health Promotion/CAPHRI), Maastricht University

María E. Fernández, Christine M. Markham, Guy S. Parcel and Nell H. Gottlieb (all at the School of Public Health), University of Texas at Houston (TX).

Gjalt-Jorn Peters (Methods & Statistics of Psychology), Open University of the Netherlands

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you require any further information concerning the course, please contact the course secretariat via e-mail: registration@interventionmapping.com

REGISTER NOW

You can register at this link.