Chapter 3: Social Ecological Model

By Kali Aronica, Elizabeth Crawford, Erin Licherdell, and Josh Onoh


The Social Ecological Model



  • Discuss the history of the ecological model as it applies to public health
  • Describe the four core principles of the ecological models of health behavior
  • Review strengths and limitations of the ecological model and how it is applied

“For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”

– Owen Arthur