The social-ecological model (SEM), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides a useful framework to better understand health problems by identifying multiple levels of influence on behavior.

For this assignment, complete each section of the “Social Ecological Model (SEM) Worksheet” according to the directions on the resource. Identify a health problem (except obesity), target population, risk factors by level of influence, and evidence-based prevention strategies to address the health problem by level of influence.