Grant Period: June 2007-June 2009 (funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Intervention Setting: School
Program Overview: Intervention Mapping is a six-step process to create robust
interventions. Designed by the University of Texas, the strategic planning process draws from literature
reviews, behavior change theories, and the ecological model, and is an intellectual process requiring a high
level of knowledge and skills to complete.
Researchers at the Prevention Research Center sought to adapt the Intervention Mapping process to be more
community-friendly. They developed an approach called Applied Intervention Mapping (AIM) and used this
approach in a number of school settings to address policy and environmental factors.
The Prevention Research Center partnered with schools and guided them through the AIM process. It found that
groups undertaking the AIM process succeeded in making changes, even a year after implementation ended. The
Prevention Research Center recently received a grant from the Colorado Foundation to take the AIM process to
other rural Colorado communities.
Resources required for implementing program
Buy-in from school administrators, teachers and community members