Negotiation and Prioritization Process

Negotiation and Prioritization Process

The group used a participatory process to choose the objective that focused on the
intervention. Ideally, the group realized that the participatory process is useful when combined
with health impact assessment alongside the effectiveness and feasibility of the interventions
(Snowdon et al., 2010). The goal was to allow the health promoters to identify interventions that
would most probably improve diets taking into consideration the likelihood and impact of
implementation. The group also established that the prioritization process was promising since it
offered a systematic way of considering interventions that demonstrated the most promise.
Therefore, building on the participatory process offers a strategy to the extent of the importance
of choosing programs interventions appropriate for action.
Negotiation and influencing are among the things that the group tries most of the time to
reach the most appropriate goal. The negotiation process incorporated measures to adopt a
particular course of action and to persuade people to take part in a specific goal during the
intervention. As a result, the group applied a collaborative negotiation process to select the best
goal for intervention. The negotiation process takes into consideration several principles,
including the group being hard on the issue and soft to the individual. There was also the
emphasis on needs and not positions. The group was inventive on options leading to win-win.
Finally, the group upheld the principle of making clear agreements.
The negotiation process of the group took into consideration the effectiveness and
feasibility assessments that enabled the group to arrive at a comprehensive intervention to
address the issue of obesity. The participatory process was rather straightforward that helped to
have a transparent and informed decision-making process concerning the best intervention

(Snowdon et al., 2010). The process resulted in the selection of interventions that involve
educating and counseling people on the importance of making healthy choices and enhancing
physical activities and link with health-based determinations with community activities.



Snowdon, W., Potter, J., Swinburn, B., Schultz, J., & Lawrence, M. (2010). Prioritizing policy
interventions to improve diets? Will it work, can it happen, will it do harm?. Health
Promotion International, 25(1), 123-133.