The Community Toolbox is a resource for information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It provides a plethora of information on creating change and improvement.
The Community Toolbox provides how-to guidance and toolkits, as well as information on troubleshooting and solving problems, and evidence-based practices. It is built around a simple model for taking action in any community that includes assessing, planning, acting, evaluating and sustaining.
Other toolbox highlights include:
- The guide is broken down into 13chapters, including promoting community health and development, promoting interest in community issues, assessing community needs and resources, developing a strategic plan, recruiting and training staff and volunteers, analyzing community problems and solutions, changing policies, maintaining quality performance, and getting grants and financial resources, amongst other things.
- There are also 16 toolkits aimed at the work that specific communities might be doing. Each toolkit provides key tasks, examples, and tools for support.
- Common problems for each situation are listed along with reflection questions that guide you to the proper resources (e.g., guide chapters and toolkits).
How to Use
This toolkit provides a wealth of information for local planners and community leaders interested in changing and improving the health and well being of their community. With toolkits and problem-solving techniques, amongst other things, this is a great place to go for connecting with people, ideas and resources.
View the website: The Community Toolbox