253943 Theoretical Developments in Organizational Change: Implications for Implementing Policy and Environmental Strategies for Health Promotion

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM

Michelle Kegler, DrPH , Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Many federal and state health promotion initiatives are encouraging policy and environmental change as the most effective way to improve population health. These strategies typically require changing practices and policies within organizations such as schools, worksites or health care settings. Most of the theories in health education and health promotion, however, still focus on psychosocial factors and how they influence individual behavior change. Theoretical development outside of health education may provide some insights into how to understand the organizational change process and how to facilitate organizations to adopt and implement policy and environmental change. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) attempts to synthesize existing theories on the implementation of innovations within organizational systems. It identifies five domains that affect such innovations: intervention characteristics, outer setting, inner setting, characteristics of the individuals involved, and process of implementation. The CFIR will be presented, along with examples of the types of research needed to further test the utility of this model and related theories for understanding and facilitating policy and environmental changes that support health within organizations.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate the relevance of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) to his/her work in policy, systems and environmental change for improved population health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Behavioral scientist with years of experience applying theory to public health issues
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.