In designing and testing programs, LivingWorks uses the social research and development model created by Jack Rothman. Major features of this model include an analysis of relevant research to inform program creation, expert feedback, pilot studies, field trials, selection of diffusion method, development of user-ready materials, and dissemination. Each phase provides opportunities to evaluate and refine the program with information collected from a variety of stakeholders and end-users. While this process requires time and significant resources, its use ensures that LivingWorks’ programs are well conceived, practical, and effective.