In conclusion, the social ecological model can be very beneficial and effective when it comes to disease prevention and control. Behavioral, societal, and environmental factors determine a large portion of our health, whether it be the food we eat, or the air we breathe. By using this model to change behaviors on different levels at different stages in an individual’s life, not only are we preventing chronic disease and illness, but we are prolonging quality life years, in not only an individual’s life but sometimes populations as well. This model is a good model that explains that there are different factors that go into our environment and that lead to behaviors. By understanding these determinants of our health behavior, the model helps change behavior for the positive making early detection, proper treatment and more possible, providing to a state of overall better health in a population.