Program Development and Assessment
Applying the BEHAVE Framework: This workshop responds to community health managers’ and planners’ need for a practical behavioral framework that aids them in planning their projects strategically for maximum effectiveness.
Assessing Community Health Programs: A guide for managers, field supervisors, and others who plan, monitor and evaluate community health programs. Bases on the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method.
Barrier Analysis Facilitator’s Guide, Food for the Hungry: The Barrier Analysis tool is a rapid assessment tool used in community health and other community development project to better identify barriers to behavior change that (if adopted) would have a significant positive impact on the health, nutrition, or well-being of targeted groups (e.g., preschool children) in a project area.
Care Groups: A "how to" guide and support network for community-based health volunteers
Care Groups: A Training Manual for Program Design and Implementation: This manual was developed as a training resource for designing, training, implementing and monitoring Care Group (community-based health education volunteers) programs. English, French, Spanish.
Community Health Worker Competency List for Nutrition Social and Behavior Change. French, English
Community Nutrition Survey: This is a guide to use when starting nutrition work in a new community. It is a brainstorm of information that will be helpful in developing education or intervention tools for a low resource village or region.
Community Tool Box: The Community Tool Box provides guidelines for organizing, teaching, training, and evaluating community development. Find help in assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining efforts over time.
Competencies: The Building Blocks of Capacity Strengthening Webinar Series
Webinar 1 - Assessing Capacity: Lessons from a Social and Behavioral Change Competency Assessment in Uganda. French, English
Webinar 2 - Developing Capacity: Strengthening Breastfeeding Counseling through Mentorship. French, English
Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Health and Nutrition
Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Designed to build the capacity of development practitioners working in nutrition and food security to plan, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive SBC programming in order to improve nutritional outcomes for pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two.
Defining Social and Behavior Change Competencies for Multi-Sectoral Nutrition: A List for Assessing, Developing, and Evaluating Staff Skills
Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions Framework. English, French: The Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework has been implemented in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is a tool for advocacy, planning, training and delivery of an integrated package of interventions to reach the high coverage (>90%) needed to achieve public health impact.
The Global Diet Quality Project: This project aims to collect dietary quality data in the general adult population across countries worldwide, and to provide the tools for valid and feasible diet quality monitoring within countries.
- Diet Quality Questionnaire (DQQ) module that takes 5 minutes to implement, adapted for each country.
- Data on diet quality across countries, capturing dietary adequacy and dietary risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
The HEARTH Model for Community-based Nutritional Rehabilitation: What it is and What it’s Not.
The HEARTH program arranges for volunteer community women who have received brief training in nutrition to feed malnourished children one nutritious meal and snack each day for two weeks, in addition to the children’s normal diet. Within two weeks of receiving about 500 extra calories a day, children start to “brighten” and mothers realize the change is from additional food. The mothers or caretakers then continue on their own, with the next two weeks being under the watchful eye of the volunteer mothers.
INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment Platform
Developed by the INDDEX Project, the INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment Platform is an integrated dietary research platform that leverages the INDDEX24 Mobile App and the Global Food Matters Database to accelerate food and nutrition research in low- and middle-income countries.
To address the critical need for more accurate and timely food and nutrition assessments, The INDDEX Project has been working to overcome the biggest barriers to success by assembling comprehensive dietary reference data and then linking it to an efficient and accurate 24-hour recall surveys to ensure that the data collected in the field are directly transformed into actionable, policy-relevant information.
Global Food Matters Database: This is a unique centralized resource for assembling dietary reference data needed to conduct timely and actionable research on diets and food systems in low- and middle-income countries. This appreciating resource is a home for crowdsourced, detailed datasets that include national and regional food lists, recipes and ingredients, nutrient information, and conversion factors; the dietary reference data are seamlessly integrated with tools such as the INDDEX24 Mobile App that permit streamlined collection and analysis of dietary survey data.
INDDEX24 Mobile App: An app that is an efficient, effective, and flexible solution for conducting accurate, quantitative 24-hour dietary recall surveys in low- and middle-income countries that can provide timely, actionable results. This validated tool gives researchers a faster and more streamlined way to conduct individual-level dietary surveys using the multiple-pass 24-hour recall method.
Locally Led Development: Partnering for Improved Nutrition Lessons from Odisha, India
Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff. English, French, Spanish (see Spanish Resource Library)
Modality Decision Tool: Nutrition Addendum: The Modality Decision Tool (MDT) Nutrition Addendum aids implementing partners to apply a nutrition lens to the selection of appropriate food assistance modalities (cash, vouchers, or in-kind) for the nutritionally vulnerable. This addendum is primarily oriented to USAID/BHA's "supplemental nutrition sub-sector" under their emergency activity guidance, but will also be applicable to resilience food security activities that provide a resource transfer to nutritionally vulnerable populations
Nutrition Program Design Assistant: A Tool for Program Planners, Version 2: Designed to help organizations design the nutrition component of their community-based maternal and child health, food security, or other development program. The tool focuses on prevention and also provides guidance on recuperative approaches that are needed when there is a high prevalence of acute malnutrition.
Nutrition Reference Guide: A reference guide of nutrition-specific tools and approaches, information on how and when to use them, and special considerations for their use. Its purpose is to guide nutrition actors in selecting the most appropriate design, research, implementation, and evaluation tools, based on their program objectives, context, and available resource.
The Partnering Toolbook
A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis. Arabic, English, French: The Barrier Analysis tool is a rapid assessment tool used in community health and other community development project to better identify barriers to behavior change that (if adopted) would have a significant positive impact on the health, nutrition, or well-being of targeted groups.
Relationship between achieving Sustainable Development Goals and promoting optimal care and prevention of birth defects globally
Resilient Health Systems: Adaptive Management Tools to Maintain and Strengthen Nutrition Services. Video
Social and Behavior Change Competency Assessment: Tool for Resilience Food Security Activities
Tools for implementing WHO PEN (Package of essential noncommunicable disease interventions in Low Resource Settings.
WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programs. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian