What Is An Intervention?
The World Health Organization describes intervention as an act performed by, for, or on behalf of an individual or community with the aim of assessing, improving, maintaining, promoting, or modifying health, working, or health conditions.
It can be carried out by a wide variety of health care providers. It can be categorized into various categories based on their purpose and existence, such as diagnostic, medical, surgical, mental health, primary care, allied health, working assistance, rehabilitation, conventional medicine, and public health.
It can consist of a combination of programs and interventions aimed at changing behavior or improving health status in individuals or populations. Interventions can include:
- Environmental enhancements.
- A public health program.
- Educational programs.
- New or more robust policies.
Interventions are typically the most successful at achieving desired and long-term improvement.
It can be used in various environments and communities, including the workplace, classrooms, healthcare institutions, faith-based organizations, and homes.
Intervention may not be enough to resolve all mental health problems, such as process addiction or drug abuse. However, it is regarded as an essential mechanism for change because:
- It affects individuals' awareness, behaviors, values, and skills;
- It enhances social support;
- And lastly, it develops positive cultures, policies, and resources.