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Hi, I have been tasked to provide "something for caregivers" on a military installation. As of now there has been a flyer distributed advertising a "Caregivers Support Group" for the past 6 months but nobody shows to the meetings. Before researching additional community needs and designing a new intervention, what are the first steps I should take to find out why nobody is participating... whether it be a marketing need, the time of day, need for child care, etc. I have looked through the entire community toolkit website and feel overwhelmed about where to start.

Any help will be sincerely appreciated!!! :)
Increasing Participation and Membership Wed, 06/01/2016
What organizations or groups are working to strengthen small neighborhood businesses in California?
Wed, 06/01/2016
Hello, how do you suggest I cite the community tool box in a written report?

Thanks,
Gabi
Tue, 05/31/2016
I am a huge advocate for child mentor programs. I believe we need to lead our youth to make great changes and it starts with us. Please let me know if you think this could be a successful campaign to get people involved with the youth population to create a better tomorrow.
Advocating for Change Mon, 05/30/2016
Hi,

I am writing from the University of Puerto Rico at the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. We want to start a pilot program at one public high school at Carolina regarding gender violence prevention. We don't have a budget for an evaluation, but want to do some kind of evaluation of our own. I was wondering if you could help me identify:
1.the best research techniques for high school students (pre/post test or focus groups or both?)
2. Is there any research instrument validated regarding gender violence prevention for high school students that we can use as reference? Are they available in Spanish?
3. Since we don't want the students to feel is just another class, I think that if we use a pre/post test technique, they will feel is "another test" and will be unwilling to complete or answer it with concentration and honesty.

Since we will be offering more than one workshop, my concern is that if for the first one they see we are going to give them "tests", this could make them uninterested to take the other workshops.

Any advice will be more than appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Thu, 05/26/2016
Major issues affecting the poor and marginalized communities Wed, 05/25/2016
Start up requirement/courage to be a consultant Wed, 05/25/2016
Looking for help to pay the cost of replacing a single wide mobile home Roof! Writing a Grant Application for Funding Tue, 05/24/2016
I am looking for a sample community accountability contract that elected officials/candidates could be required to support/sign concerning issues affecting my community before supporting an elected official.
Advocating for Change Mon, 05/23/2016
I would like to know how I can build a relationship with your organization? I am the founder of a non-profit helping abused Latina women, I am also working on my EdD and will be seeking funding for my dissertation project as well as for my non-profit. I look forward to your response and developing a relationship with your organization, blessings Ana Serrano
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Sat, 05/21/2016
refused help by tec soup (software)
because we are non profit -cemetery. Need help for this group to understand we are registers.

Unfortunately to qualify for our donation program you organization must have 501(c)(3) status. Since your organization is a 501(c)(13) it would not be able qualify for our program.
Deadwood Cemetery
Deadwood Oregon
deadwoodcem.org
thanks you for any and all help
Sat, 05/14/2016
we would enjoy educating our community, help them become more aware of suicide. Survivors of suicide tools to help them heal would be so great. Thank you so much for any information we can use.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Sat, 05/14/2016
Good morning,

I am working to organize a statewide community peer-to-peer mental health advocacy and education organization here in New Mexico. There is interest and passion in the success of our group. We are thinking about using an association/collaborative of local chapters model. Can you please offer web resources that we can review to see how such a model is working for others?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Fri, 05/13/2016
What do I need to do to become an advocate to help mothers who have lost their children to the DSS or other government agency?
Advocating for Change Fri, 05/13/2016
Hi
I work for a community based housing provider in Australia. I want to ask our tenants when they enter housing and during their time with us questions about how the provision of safe and secure tenure housing enables the following: Quality of life; Ability to access services; Stability to enable education and look at work possibilities
Community connections; Reduced stress and positive impact on health. I was perhaps thinking of using a self efficacy approach that the provision of housing increases the tenants ability/confidence/security. Ideally want to ask about 5/6 questions we can track over time and by different tenant types age/location/etc. Do you know of any self-efficacy questions that cover these items or are similar so we can adapt? Thank you so much
Fri, 05/13/2016
Hello,
I am so thankful that a service like this exists and I thank you for providing this service.
Two questions: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker writing a book on coping with the bully at work and as a social worker I feel compelled to not only offer psychological explanations but to also offer guidance and direction on creating environmental change. Where may I direct a reader if he/she would like to work towards social change of for example decreasing the tolerance that employers have for bullies in the work environment: especially managerial bullies. Or creating laws that allow for legal recourse on the part of a targeted employee.
Second question: I would like to form a social workers union. Nurses are unionized, teachers are unionized but only in the UK are social workers unionized. Should I start by just calling the AFL-CIO and asking them my questions? Or perhaps I should call a nurses Union and asked them how they formed...
I thank-you in advance for any assistance and direction you may be able to offer me in attempting to answer these questions.

  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 05/12/2016
Dear Advisor,

I am a PhD Candidate and instructor at the University of Toronto (Canada). I am designing an undergraduate course on Community Service Learning and Health Policy for the Fall Semester. One of the key areas that need to be included in community service delivery and program evaluation. I am wondering if I could use some of your resources for lectures and in-class activities, and whether or not you could suggest a list of references that I could provide for students.

Thanking you in advance for your time and support,

J. Cristian Rangel
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing an Intervention
Thu, 05/12/2016
Good morning,
Is there a tool box for disability and sensitivity training for radiologic technologist?
Thank you so much,

Enhancing Cultural Competence Wed, 05/04/2016
Hello. I would like some help or resources to help me develop a survey that
will tell me the effectiveness of a presentation; the audience are
adolescents.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Adeline
Tue, 05/03/2016
I live in Jacksonville, NC. I want to do work in the community, but
I do not know where to start. Should I go to City Hall, to the Red Cross or
what? Could someone help me please get started?
Tue, 05/03/2016
I am a former activist who put up a technical-vocational training center near
my house that caters to those who cannot afford to go to school. It's goal
is to help out-of-school youth, the unemployed, housewives of poor families
develop attitudes, skills and knowledge that will help them gain employment
or put up small scale enterprises or cooperatives that will give them a daily
source of income and help alleviate their poverty.

My problem is I funded it with my personal money. But that is now almost
depleted and my students have still not been able to successfully establish
the small scale business we hoped would change their lives. Hence, we are in
danger of closing the project.

Could you teach me or help me network so that I could source some funding for
this project. I can no longer sustain it on my own.

I look forward to your response. Thanks!
  • Implementing a Social Marketing Effort
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Tue, 05/03/2016
can i get someone to help me develop my project ? have written the
idea down but now formalizing it is becoming a challenge!
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing an Intervention
Tue, 05/03/2016
Jeff,
Hello, This is Tracey Carr. I have been really sick over the past four or five days: They almost put me in the hospital. I talked my doctors out of it. I am sorry that I missed your call and did not email you back. One, I was so sick that I forgot too. and two, I was so sick that when I missed your call, I also did not see that I did until Sunday night. I called you yesterday several times. I tried to email you an attached email but they won't go through (Paul, in the community toolbox office told me that just now).

I really appreciate all that you have done. Would you still be so kind as to look at my document? I do not think that I did it correctly. I cannot attach it here nor can I send it without you sending me an email. Would you please let me know something? I value your judgement and trust what you say.

I do appreciate all that you have done!

Highest regards,
Tracey K. Carr


Thank you, You really helped me!!! I appreciate you!

Tracey
Tue, 05/03/2016
I read the tool box with great interest. I am interested to move forward and bring a change in the lives of people around me. Do you have programmes in India I wish to associate with your organisation? Please guide me
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
Sat, 04/30/2016
I am wondering if anyone knows any good resources for presenting population health data? This includes examples of well put together reports (for example, the RWJF County Health Rankings, or the NYC Community Health Profiles). Thank you!
Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Wed, 04/27/2016
I NEED TO GET AN ANGER THAT I'M FEELING OFF MY CHEST. ALL OVER THE WEB SITES ARE SAYING TO CLEAR UP YOUR CREDIT WORTHYNESS. TAKE OUT A PERSONAL LOAN, BAD CREDIT OKAY, START OVER. I WAS FAIRLY WELL OFF FINANCIALLY (thanks to my first husband) AFTER HIS DEATH. I HAD 27 YEARS WITH HIM, WE HAD THREE BUSINESSES GOING AND WERE DOING OKAY UNTIL HE GOT SICK AND HAD TO GO SOUTH, WHERE HE DIED. I WAS WINED AND DINED BY A MAN THAT WAS GIVING ME EVERY INDICAATION THAT HE WAS WELL OFF. I WOUND UP MARRIED TO HIM ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT HE WAS A BAD BUSINESS MAN AND PUT ME INTO BANQURPCY ONCE (which I paid off) AND A FEW YEARS LATER HE DID THE SAME. I BACKED THIS MAN FINANCIALLY AND LOST EVERYTHING. NOT ONLY MONEY BUT PROPERTY. AT THE AGE OF 70 I LEFT THIS MAN, CAME TO MICHIGAN WHERE I WAS BORN TO TRY TO START OVER. THE STRESS OF ALL THIS CAUSED ME TO LOOSE EVEN MORE, MY HEALTH. TWO YEARS AGO I WAS TOLD I HAD COPD, WITH HEART FAILURE. I AM TRYING TO "START OVER" WITH THE FEW YEARS I HAVE LEFT AND I'M SPINNING WHEELS TRYING TO GET A $5,000.00 LOAN TO PAY OFF EXISTING BILLS, MANY OF WHICH ARE MEDICAL BILLS. THEY ADVERTISE "BAD CREDIT IS OKAY" AND LIST AMOUNTS UP TO 20,000/25,000. BUT I HAVE YET TO FIND ANYONE WHO LIVES UP TO THEIR ADVERTISING AND ARE WILLING TO GIVE ME A CHANCE. OH WELL, I GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE TO GO TO FAMILY TO GET A LOAN, BUT IT "DOES ANGER ME" THE WAY THEY WORD THEIR ADS. AND ALL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS ON THE WEB FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. THAK YOU FOR LETTING ME BITCH.
Tue, 04/26/2016
Hello,
I am totally confused, as I have read so much. I cannot figure out what precisely to put in the following:
1) Itemized Description of proposed my program.
2) Itemized Description of proposed pilot study (what is this?)
3) Itemized Description of proposed evaluation of the pilot study including a tool (Six Sigma, TQM) to improve the proposed piloted process
4) Itemized Description of what other health care organizations and/or NGOs have done to address my initiative.

I am following the Promoting Healthy Living and Preventing Chronic Disease An Action Planning Guide for Communities
A publication of the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development The University of Kansas
http://communityhealth.ku.edu/

Can you please provide examples where I can see precisely what to put in these documents. I have gathered all the data there is. I have my goal, vision, mission statement, strategies, and action plans, which are all evidence-based, that concern:
1. physical activity,
2. healthy eating,
3. tobacco use, and
4. access to care and preventive services.

I know my 5 strategies are:
1. providing information and enhancing skills
2. modifying access, barriers, and opportunities
3. enhancing services and support
4. changing the consequences (incentives)
5. modifying policies and broader conditions

My framework for Promoting Healthy Living is the IOM (2003):
1. Assessment & Collaborative Planning
2. Targeted Action & Intervention
3. Community & System Change
4. Widespread Behavior Change
5. Improvement in Population level Outcomes

I have planned for new or modified programs, policies, and practices in the strategies. I do not know what section (e.g., description of proposed program, pilot study, evaluation of pilot study) I need to put this in.

However, I have not been able to meet with anybody in town - I have only had 8 days to look this up. I do know from talking to people on the phone that my county in Arkansas has very little active coalitions due to budget cuts and losing funding.

I am not getting a grant or implementing social marketing. My teacher knows that I have not met with anyone - I cannot give details of meetings.

My initiative deals with Pope County's community sectors of the: business community, health organizations, school district, and broader community.

My teacher does not want us to give her a detailed logic model.
Plus this can only be 5-7 pages long. APA 6th edition, doubled spaced, with citations. The reference page can be page 8+. I am totally vexed.

Can you please help. I have done all the work. I cannot find examples anywhere on line except for CHNAs that have not-for-profit hospitals doing community needs assessments. Yes, I am bringing the hospital in as a potential collaborator, but I am to act as if there is no coalitions, or action taking place. Plus, no one in the community seems to want to help with the severe problem of CVD, cancer, diabetes, tobacco use, etc....I know what are my modified risks. I know what are my key drivers. I know what are my vulnerable populations.

I just do not know what to place in what sections.
Can you please help?
Thank you ,
Tracey K. Carr
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Tue, 04/26/2016
There may not be an answer for this question, but here goes: Is it better to have the awards ceremony first and then the luncheon or vice versa? I realize every situation is different, but is there a general rule for this?
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Sun, 04/24/2016

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