Community Tool Box

Resource title: Community Tool Box

Source (copyright holder): Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

Resource description: The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. The contents includes:

  1. Creating and maintaining partnerships
  2. Assessing community needs and resources
  3. Analyzing problems and goals
  4. Developing a framework or model of change
  5. Developing strategic and action plans
  6. Building leadership
  7. Developing an intervention
  8. Increasing participation and membership
  9. Enhancing cultural competence
  10. Advocating for change
  11. Influencing policy development
  12. Evaluating the initiative
  13. Implementing a social marketing effort
  14. Writing a grant application for funding
  15. Improving organizational management and development
  16. Sustaining the work or initiative

Under continuous development since 1994, the Community Tool Box is widely used in teaching, training, and technical support. Currently available in English, Spanish, and Arabic and with millions of user sessions annually, it has reached those working in over 230 countries around the world.

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Submitted by: Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

Contact info:

toolbox AT ku DOT edu

(785) 864-0533

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