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University of Kansas. Community Tool Box

The Tool Box provides over 6,000 pages of practical information to support your work in promoting community health and development. The core of the Tool Box is the "topic sections" that include practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. For instance, there are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, grant writing, and evaluation to give just a few examples. Each section includes a description of the task, advantages of doing it, step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials.

Community participation in local health and sustainable development. European Sustainable Development and Health Series: 4.

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This document briefly describes what community participation is and why it is important. The document explores the techniques and methods frequently used and categorizes them in relation to five aspects of an action planning model. The document provides specific guidance to people wishing to engage in their own community participation activities.

Guidelines for rapid participatory appraisals to assess community health needs. A focus on health improvement for low-income urban and rural areas. Hugh Annett and Susan RIfkin. WHO, Geneva.

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Healthy people in healthy communities. A community planning guide using Healthy People 2010.

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Healthy villages. A guide for communities and community health workers. Guy Howard. WHO, Geneva.

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A community approach to address disparities in health. THRIVE--community tool for health and resilience in vulnerable environments.

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