Strengths of Using the Ecological Model

The model allows for there to be integration between behavioral and environmental change. It allows for attention to be given to the interaction between personal and environmental factors. The model also can assist those in need with education of how different factors can play a role in their overall health. It allows for them to understand how to balance personal and environmental factors to promote safe and healthy living. Examples include, vaccinations and yearly checkups for different diseases.

Advantages of the Social Ecological Model

  • Education for people
  • Proves it is less costly to prevent a disease then trying to cure it later on
  • Encourages individuals to take responsibility and have healthier lifestyles