This page describes the Ecological Model of behavior change theory. It is intended to provide guidance to professionals working in social and behavior change.
The Ecological Model is described as “’…the interaction between, and interdependence of, factors within and across all levels of a health problem. It highlights people’s interactions with their physical and sociocultural environments.'”
The page also includes the Ecological Model’s multiple levels of influence on health behaviors, examples of ecological models, considerations for implementation, and resources to learn more.
Last modified: July 11, 2021