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Diabetes and the Family/La Diabetes y La Union Familiar Curriculum

The Arizona Prevention Research Center's (University of Arizona) Diabetes and the Family Curriculum is a tool for CHWs, focusing on health promotion and chronic disease prevention designed for individuals and their families. The tool is available in both English and Spanish.

Steps Forward/Pasos Adelantes Curriculum

The Arizona Prevention Research Center's (University of Arizona) Steps Forward/Pasos Adelante Curriculum is a tool for CHWs, focusing on health food choices and preparations, chronic disease risk, community health and participant advocacy. It is available in both English and Spanish.

SONRISA: A Curriculum Toolbox for Promoters/Community Health Workers to Address Mental/Emotional Health Associated with Diabetes

This curriculum was created by the Southwest Center for Community Health Promotion at the University of Arizona. The tool was designed for promoters/CHWs to use in their work with clients to prevent and manage diabetes and the mental/emotional health complications associated with diabetes.  The tool is available in both English and Spanish.

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Toolkit

This toolkit provides a variety of resources that form a platform for strengthening policy makers, program managers and service providers' capacity to promote access to maternal, newborn and child heath care. Developed by the Peace Corps,  the toolkit includes information on: pregnancy and birth preparedness; labor, post partum and newborn care; community mobilization; child survival; and monitoring and evaluation.

Social and Behavior Change Toolkit

This toolkit provides a variety of resources that form a platform for strengthening volunteers' or CHWs' capacity  to achieve social and behavior change. Developed by the Peace Corps, the toolkit includes information and resources on behavior change communications and  community mobilization.

The Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Management Toolkit

This toolkit provides a variety of resources that form a platform for strengthening capacity to address public health priorities, specifically postpartum hemorrhage, which is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. The toolkit, developed by MCHIP, includes hemorrhage-related information on: advocating, policy, preparing providers, advocating, quality of care, increase awareness, monitoring and evaluation, scale-up and sustainability.

Pre-Service Education Toolkit

This pre-service education toolkit outlines key programmatic steps, highlights lessons learned, and identifies key resources to assist in developing quality and relevant pre-service education interventions. The toolkit, originally developed by Jhpiego under the leadership of MCHIP, has been shaped significantly by the technical advisory group at MCHIP. Although targeted for midwives, this toolkit may be used for other cadres as well, such as CHWs.

Preparing Nurses for Facility Management

This tool provides a training structure to improve the quality of health care at the dispensary level through training nurses. This document also aims to build capacity of the community committees emphasizing proper management of dispensaries and to incorporate management into the role of the dispensary nurses.

Community-Driven Tools for Data Collection and Decision Making: The PISA Action Guide

The PARTICIPATORY INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPRAISAL (PISA) Action Guide systematically introduces and explains the concepts and strategies needed to make well informed, data-based decisions while empowering key stakeholders in the process. The action guide outlines team preparation activities, data collection methods, data analysis and action planning, and team learning & follow up activities. Local facilitators and key project stakeholders are actively involved in data instrument design, collection, reporting and analysis.

How to Mobilize Communities for Health and Social Change

This field guide is designed for health program directors and managers of community-based programs who are considering using community mobilization to improve health at the individual, family, and community level. The field guide contains illustrative examples and lessons learned in community mobilization experiences from around the world, focusing on working with disadvantaged or marginalized groups in developing countries.

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