Framing Theories and Implementation Research

  • Cheryl Vince Whitman


The processes for transforming a concept into health promotion and prevention policies and strategies draw on many theories in social science, public health, and education. Dissemination, diffusion, implementation, technology transfer, systems change, and capacity building are all terms used to describe various aspects of translating research to practice, but each term has a slightly different meaning. The Health-Promoting School concept has also been embedded in global education reform initiatives, such as Education for All, drawing on those methods and terminology used in transforming education systems.


Professional Development Implementation Process Organizational Readiness United Nations Agency Ongoing Coaching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl Vince Whitman
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  1. 1.Division of Health and Human Development ProgramsEducation Development CenterNewtonUSA

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