Online Program

What is a storytelling intervention? – part 2

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Milagros Rosal, PhD, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
The instructor will briefly describe the components of a storytelling intervention and present the theoretical framework for using narrative-based interventions in health behavior. This session will also provide an overview of intervention construct mapping, including an example and ways to ensure desired intervention objectives or underlying behavioral constructs.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the theoretical framework for using narrative-based interventions in health behavior Name the components of a storytelling intervention Describe intervention construct mapping

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as co-PI of CHEIR, which is testing the impact of four storytelling-based interventions on outcomes that include weight loss, hypertension control and Latina mother-child sexual health communication. My research focuses on improving health equity through understanding root causes of health disparities and developing culturally- and literacy-sensitive interventions for health behavior change. My previous work on narrative-based interventions includes three studies of diabetes prevention and management in the Latino community (print and novella-style narratives).
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.