There are a number of theories relevant to KM.
Several theories can be applied into KM for global health programming, including:
- Bloom's taxonomy of learning (promoting concepts, processes, and procedures in education)
- Diffusion of innovations (how new ideas, products, and practices spread within a system over time)
- Ideation (diffusion of new ways of thinking or new behaviors through communication and social interaction)
- Stages of change (individual motivation or readiness to change behavior)