Social Ecological Models

Social Ecological Models are not one model per se, they are models that are multi-level.   They idea is that a person is influenced by their environment from their family to the community, to the society as a whole.  McLeroy, Bibeau, Stecklter & Glanz (1988) developed the model for use in health education programs.  The model starts with the individual and the knowledge they have within.  The next is interpersonal which includes family and friends and now in this day and age friends in person and on the Internet.  Organizational which are the organizations that the individual works with and the community which is the network of organizations.  Finally, public policy which are the laws that everyone abides by.

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