The success of setting-based interventions largely depends on the ability to initiate and/or support health promoting developments in various levels of action.
Stakeholders in a setting must have an interest in health promotion and prevention and understand the need for action. This is necessary for the stakeholders to participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of any intervention. The attitude of indirectly involved stakeholders could also affect the eventual success or failure of an intervention.
The setting analysis is a guide for practitioners in their efforts to clarify the initial situation in a setting, to discover opportunities and risks and to describe possible consequences for a planned program or project. On the basis of this analysis, an intervention will go ahead as planned, be adapted or be abandoned.