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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research


2020 Health Promotion Course Offerings

The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health provides continuing education for public health practitioners and academics, as well as, current public health students. These courses will provide a mechanism to keep skills in the topic areas up-to-date.

Health Promotion Planning: An Intervention Mapping Approach 

This course is offered once in May 2020. Details concerning dates and times below.

About the course: 

Intervention Mapping (IM) offers a step-by-step framework for developing theory-informed and evidence-based health promotion programs and interventions rooted in the behavioral and social sciences. Students will participate in creating an initial program plan for a topic of their interest by following a planning process that ranges from conducting an initial needs assessment, to developing the program, to crafting an evaluation plan.  The course format includes lectures, group discussions, and presentations of student projects. All students receive a copy of Bartholomew Eldrigde, L. K., Markham, C. M., Ruiter, R. A. C., Fernàndez, M. E., Kok, G., & Parcel, G. S. (2016). Planning health promotion programs: An Intervention Mapping approach (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

Dates and time: May 11-15, 2020, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. daily
Location: Online
Taught by:

Maria E. Fernandez, PhD, Professor and Director for the Center of Health Promotion & Prevention Research;
Andrew Springer, PhD, Associate professor at UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Campus;
Christine Markham, PhD, Professor and Interim Department Chair for Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Register for Health Promotion Planning

Cancellations, Substitutes, and Transfers

Requests to cancel registrations must be made in writing and faxed or emailed to the Continuing Education in Public Health program. Refunds will be issued for written requests as follows:

100%     Received at least three weeks before the course start date;

75%       Received between three weeks and one week before the course start date

No refund within the week prior to the course.

Registrants unable to attend a course may send one substitute to attend in their place at no additional charge or may transfer to a future date of the same course, if requested at least one week prior tot he start date of the class. No-shows will be responsible for the full tuition.

Previous Courses Offered

Dissemination and Implementation Research and Practice

Dissemination and implementation research seeks to bridge the gap between health sciences research, everyday practice and population health by building a knowledge base about how health information, interventions, and new clinical practices and policies are communicated and implemented in public health and health care settings. It is focused on understanding and accelerating the integration of research findings and research-based innovations into everyday practice settings in order to improve health. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty interested in implementation science.