May 4, 2011

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Presentation by Brian Weiner, PhD

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals

In Search of Synergy: Strategies for Combining Interventions at Multiple Levels Lead author: Brian Weiner, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

The social ecological perspective provides a compelling justification for multilevel intervention. Yet it offers little guidance for selecting interventions that work together in complementarity or synergistic ways. Using a causal modeling framework, we describe five strategies for increasing potential complementary or synergy among interventions that operate at different levels of influence.

Conference Description
The research conference sponsored by the National Cancer Institute assembled health care researchers, clinicians, and administrators to discuss the importance of multilevel approaches to improving health care quality in the United States. It occurred over two days and was associated with the American Society for Preventive Oncology's (ASPO) annual meeting in March of 2011.

This presentation is one of 13 research papers. The conference offered platforms for participant discussion and engagement regarding the opportunities and challenges of multilevel intervention research. Recorded sessions, presentation slides, and additional resources are available at

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