Behaviour Change Intervention
Health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases centers on addressing "risky" health behaviours (e.g. tobacco use, physical inactivity) through changing or modifying these behaviours. There are a number of behaviour change theories, with most of them recognizing the importance of motivation. Though they may differ in the exact early signs of change, they all acknowledge the need to strengthen the factors that prompt behaviour change.
Additionally, adherence to one’s therapeutic intervention and/or an individual’s need to make routine self-assessments, such as blood sugar monitoring, are important aspects to consider as part of behavior change interventions.
The framework used in this website, is consistently focused on empowering individuals and communities to change risky health behaviour. The materials/tools presented here can be adapted to manage the realities of your time constraints and the conditions within various health care settings in which you work.
NCD Intervention Tools
The key focus of this website is to support positive behaviour change through the use of interventions that are individual and community focused. Lifestyle choices can have an impact on health. A potentially effective intervention strategy is to help individuals identify and overcome barriers by making use of resources that support a healthy lifestyle. The interventions included in this site support healthcare professionals to empower individuals and communities to identify and find strategies to overcome barriers to health behaviours.
Overall Health Interventions
Interventions Addressing Tobacco Use as a Risk Factor
Interventions Addressing Unhealthy Diet as a Risk Factor
Interventions Addressing Physical Inactivity as a Risk Factor
Interventions Addressing Harmful Use of Alcohol as a Risk Factor