Project Example

Evidence Maps

This brief is about developing and using evidence maps to understand the multi-level factors influencing priority health behaviors.

Each evidence map summarizes, in a visual way, the multi-level predictor or explanatory variables associated with these four priority health behaviors. In particular, the evidence maps organize evidence by levels of the socio-ecological model: societal, structural, environmental, or policy; health facility or health system; community; family or household; couple; and individual. Within each level of the socio-ecological model, the specific influencing factors are described as well as the location of each study (either national or specific districts). For further information about the data summarized, a reference is provided that links to the larger data scoping database where more detailed information can be directly accessed.

Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: April 13, 2020