Plan Components for the Problem Description
IV. Strategy for
Strategies Used in Other Interventions
Another aspect of identifying potential strategies during the problem
description phase is to look for other interventions that tried to accomplish
similar goals. Take note of the audiences used in other interventions and
determine how similar they are to your target audience.
Consider the following planning questions
- What strategies were used in interventions that have similar goals?
- Which strategies are promising?
- Which strategies have not worked in the past?
- Are there strategies that have been fully evaluated or draw on a base of
Peer-reviewed articles can be especially helpful in looking for existing
interventions. Other sources include people who work to change behaviors that
you're interested in, or people who work with similar audiences. These people
can be a wealth of practical information, so take advantage of any advice they
can pass along to you.