The Community Tool Box Bringing Solutions to Light
Work Group for Community Health and
The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities.
Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources
Available online at: http://bit.ly/lMvFse
URL: http://bit.ly/kEY9wF Caja de Herramientas Comunitarias: Recursos prácticos para su trabajo
Here there are the list of 6 Chapters through which you can reach nearly 300 different sections providing practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills. Other tools can be located from the purple tabs at the top of this page.
Part A. Models for Promoting Community Health and Development: Gateways to the Tools (Chapters 1 - 2)
Contains an overview of the CTB (Chapter 1, Section 1) and frameworks for guiding, supporting and evaluating the works of community and system change.
Contains information about how to assess community needs and resources (e.g. conducting listening sessions, analyzing problems) how to get issues on the public agenda (e.g., gaining public support), and how to choose broad strategies to promote community health and development (e.g., building coalitions).
Contains information about how to promote interest in an issue (e.g., persuasion, press releases, and newsletters) and how to encourage involvement (e.g., among diverse groups).
Contains information about developing a strategic plan (e.g., vision, mission, action plan) and organizational structure (e.g., bylaws, board of directors) and hiring and training staff, recruiting and training volunteers, and providing technical assistance.
Contains information about the core functions of leadership (e.g., building relationships, influencing people), management (e.g., providing supervision and support), and group facilitation (e.g., leading meetings).
Part F. Analyzing Community Problems and Designing and Adapting Community Interventions (Chapters 17 - 19)
Contains information about analyzing community problems (e.g. thinking critically), designing an intervention (e.g. identifying those who can benefit and help), and choosing and adapting interventions for different cultures and communities.
Contains information on illustrative interventions using the strategies of providing information and enhancing skills, enhancing support and resources, youth mentoring, modifying access and barriers, improving services, changing policies, and changing the physical and social environment.
Contains information on building cultural competence in a multicultural world, spirituality and community action, and the arts and community building.
Contains information on principles of advocacy (e.g., recognizing allies and opponents), conducting advocacy research, providing encouragement and education, conducting a direct action campaign (e.g., personal testimony letters), media advocacy, and responding to opposition.
Contains information on developing a plan for evaluation, methods for evaluation, and using evaluation to understand and improve the initiative.
Contains information on achieving and maintaining quality performance, obtaining and using feedback from clients, arranging celebrations, providing incentives to staff and volunteers, holding awards ceremonies, and honoring colleagues and community champions.
Contains information on writing a grant application, planning for financial sustainability, preparing an annual budget, accounting basics, contracting for service and establishing a micro-grants program for your community.
Contains information on conducting a social marketing effort (e.g., promoting awareness, interest and behavior change), and planning for the long-term sustainability of the effort (e.g., becoming a line item in an existing budget).
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