ACT for Youth Center for Excellence– This tip sheet from the ACT for Youth Center of Excellence offers practical strategies for engaging and partnering with FBOs around teen pregnancy and STD/HIV prevention efforts.
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, 2010– This manual provides tools to help your organization envision and build effective and action-oriented youth/adult partnerships that will work to benefit your programs, your youth clients and the larger community.
Office of Minority Health 2004– This guide provides strategies for building collaborations that draw on the strengths and assets of communities of color to help eliminate disparities in health and in access to care.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, 2007— This report is a comprehensive information resource about community health workers, resulting from a HRSA-funded national study of the CHW workforce that was conducted between 2004 and 2007.
Family Strengthening Policy Center, National Human Services Assembly, 2006— This overview of CHWs from the perspective of low-income families’ needs highlights the important role of CHWs in reaching vulnerable and underserved families. It reviews the challenges and opportunities for ensuring their place as a sustainable and effective component of health and human service delivery and includes helpful tables and resource lists.
Rosenthal et. al. Health Affairs, Vol. 29, No. 7, 1338-1342, 2010— The authors’ recommendations and principles for developing the workforce of CHWs are backed by brief and informative discussion of CHWs’ roles, responsibilities, and contributions. Case studies from two states illustrate how CHWs can be supported and sustained by changes in systems and policies.
Community Health Workers Toolkit
Rural Assistance Center, Health and Human Services Information for Rural America — This website provides tools to help you evaluate opportunities for developing a CHW program and develop a program for your area, including resources and best practices developed by successful programs. Each of eight modules concentrates on different aspects of CHW programs.
World Health Organization, 2007— This review of existing evidence on the feasibility and effectiveness of CHW programs worldwide assesses the many facets of CHW programs and provides recommendations for fully tapping the potential of this important health resource.
The Community Toolbox website is a virtual compendium of capacity-building resources, including detailed and practical information on building partnerships, assessing community needs, community engagement, advocacy and sustaining the work.
Academy for Educational Development– This paper, based on case studies and interviews with young people, adult allies, community organizers and others, provides strategies for overcoming barriers to meaningful youth engagement.
National Community Development Institute, 2007– This paper describes guiding principles and essential components of NCDI’s community capacity building model, a key aspect of which is building relationships across cultural identity groups and “forming viable partnerships across racial, social and cultural fault lines”.
ACT for Youth Center for Excellence – This tip sheet provides talking points and practical strategies for collaborating with faith-based organizations on efforts to support teens in staying healthy and leading meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Joint Work Group on School-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention– These tips, based on the experience of a national school-based teen pregnancy prevention initiative, describe key elements that contribute to the development and sustainability of successful collaborations around complex issues.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., 2004– This guide describes different promotora program models, offers guidelines for implementing and evaluating promotora programs, and provides examples of promotora programs in operation across the nation.
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2012— This tip sheet highlights ten lessons learned for working with schools. Although not all encompassing, they are based on years of working with schools across South Carolina.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1999– This starter kit provides guidelines for implementing the Plain Talk initiative in your own community, and covers five basic components: community mapping, resident network, developing resident involvement and leadership, education and skills building, and reinforcing key messages.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1998– The real stories and lessons learned from the launching of this initiative in 5 distinctly different communities demonstrate that engaging and training community residents to deliver outreach and education to adults and teens can bring about real and positive change.
Association of Alaska School Boards– This booklet, developed by youth, provides specific and practical guidelines and checklists for preparing your board for youth involvement, recruiting, choosing and educating youth members, and creating an infrastructure supporting shared youth/adult decision-making.
National Center for Cultural Competence and HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, 2001– This monograph explores the potential of cooperative partnerships between health care and faith-based organizations to better meet the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations, to reduce health disparities and achieve community health goals.
JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI), 2012–To help Part A grantees to effectively address disparities and inequities in adolescent health, this document provides a list of recommended strategies specific to working with diverse communities around teen pregnancy prevention.