Perspectives of health promotion and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: Revisiting the social-ecological model
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The prevalence of CVD is strongly related to lifestyle risk behaviors. Behavioral modification of these lifestyle behaviors through a healthy lifestyle continues to be a significant factor in reducing and preventing CVD risk. On-going development of behavior health interventions have been identified as an effective response to CVD risk. This position paper investigates theoretical frameworks and models of behavioral health that integrate socio-ecological perspectives and constructs that address CVD at the community and population levels. The purpose of this paper is to examine the implementation and performance of recent ecologic intervention-based behavior change programs that address CVD.
Aboul-Enein, Basil H.; Savage, Catherine; and Bernstein, Joshua, "Perspectives of health promotion and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: Revisiting the social-ecological model" (2015). Health & Wellness Department Faculty Publications and Research. 127.
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Savage C, Aboul-Enein BH, & Bernstein J. Perspectives of health promotion and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: Revisiting the social-ecological model. Evidence-Based Medicine & Public Health, 2015; 1(1): e911. doi: 10.14800/emph.911