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 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.
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.
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 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.
Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff. English, French, Spanish (see Spanish Resource Library)
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.
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