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Green Book

Putting prevention into practice - Chapter 4.1

Introduction

Key points

The PRACTICE framework:

  • Is useful when implementing preventive activities – it incorporates elements of several other theories and frameworks
  • Helps identify and overcome barriers to implementation (eg engagement, collaboration and systems)
  • Helps remind us that change is incremental and that we should plan for and recognise ‘small’ successes along the way.

The Green Book brings together two main themes: prevention and implementation.

Both of these sit within QI and are inherently associated with behaviour change.

In this chapter, we will look at the process of using a framework for selecting, planning and implementing preventive activities. We will use the PRACTICE as an example of an implementation framework.


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Before starting your prevention activity, it is useful to do some planning. Draw a plan outlining how you will address each element of PRACTICE and seek the feedback of your team.

– Dr Cory Lei, Green Book Editorial Committee