Integrating Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health - Figure 2
Social-ecological Framework: Levels of Influence on Behavior
A series of concentric circles depicts the several levels of influence on human behavior. In the center of the circle is "Basic Bio-Behavioral Mechanisms; Genetic Makeup." In the next four rings, reading from the center outward, are "Individual behavior," "Social, family and community networks," "Living and working conditions," and (in bold print) "Macro social and environmental conditions and policies." An arrow with the legend "Over the life span" points outward from the core to the rim of the circle.
Internet Citation: Integrating Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health - Figure 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2014.