How can intervention mapping help you?

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If you work in the public health field, you might have used a logic model when planning your health initiatives; you might have even heard the term “Intervention Mapping” thrown around. So, what is it? Think of Intervention Mapping as a topographic roadmap for health programs, which also helps you plan for the terrain and other obstacles you might encounter.

You go nowhere fast when you travel without a plan, and one issue you’ll encounter as you evaluate the impact of the actions you’ve taken to address your CHNA’s prioritized health needs is that there is no set template for how to reach your goal. Intervention Mapping focuses not on the specific road that the planner decides to travel, but on a “bird’s-eye view” of the entire map, including logic model matrices as landmarks for developing the program. This framework is composed of five steps and is iterative, which means that each step builds on the previous steps, allowing the planner to look back to earlier steps in order to see effects that earlier decisions have had on steps down the road.

Intervention Mapping White Paper