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My nsme is amina ridhwani from lift up the grassroots women and youth initiative as the national chairperson would like to know more on program development and funders
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Fri, 07/31/2020
Thank you for your reply about the violence root cause (why) diagrams. I will look through the resources you provided. As we try to work with more partners outside of public health, we are finding less awareness of the downstream/upstream analogy and how it applies to specific examples. Let me know if you'll like to somehow collaborate to help fill this gap. In order to build multi-sector partnerships, I think this is a foundational piece worth building.
Thu, 07/30/2020
I should like to make a comment re wearing masks and social distancing. I remember the outcry against wearing seatbelts years. I see a parallel between the two. I should like to suggest 2 slogans which might make the point with the "rebels"

6' apart is better than 6' under. A mask is better than shroud..

Would you be interested interested in the comments of an old lady who has seen the din die down on seat belts and they are now mandatory without violating the constituation?
Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Thu, 07/09/2020
Read the case study and determine what action you think would be most appropriate for the leader to take at the first place in this situation.
You serve as the Project Manager in your department and have been assigned responsibility to design and implement a new initiative. You have hired a Project team that is eager to
begin work with you in developing and implementing the new initiative. You have scheduled a planning meeting with your team. Please select the most appropriate action point for your first meeting *

(1 Point)

Present & discuss an overview of the design process

Direct team in designing and implementing the new project.

Closely monitor progress in implementing the initiative

Gauge performance of team member
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Wed, 07/08/2020
Hello! I'm a nursing student, trying to find community interventions to decrease mental health stigma in Brooklyn, NY. I cannot seem to find a related source on your website. Let me know if I missed something.
Developing an Intervention Tue, 07/07/2020
Hello, I hope you can advise me. The local Vienna NY Planning Board is likely going to let an individual build an airstrip very close to me. It is even closer to some other homes. One of the Planning Board members has his own airstrip and his son flies with the individual who is planning this construction. I feel the Board member is biased and should recuse himself. If the Vienna Planning Board allows this to go through they are in direct violation of current Noise Laws and the town's Master Plan. Who polices the Planning Board?
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
  • Influencing Policy Development
Sun, 07/05/2020
I am a founder and project director of a newly launched nonprofit initiative based in Pittsburgh, NASNIcares, that is focused on improving the lives of people living with brain health disorders. This initiative and its principle advocacy partner believe that there is a lexicon problem in that the terminologies we are using in public discourse are fueling misunderstanding, which in turn, hinders the public awareness that is needed to confront some of the social policies that fail the population for which this advocacy is needed.

It is mission critical for us to move beyond speculation and assumptions about how people generally conceptualize mental health and mental illness. As project director of NASNIcares, I believe that the only way to validate these assumptions is to conduct in person surveys. It is important that people self-define these terms in response to a small number of very carefully designed questions. Methods other than in person questionnaires may compromise the goal of the survey in that it is likely that individuals may web search definitions of the subject terminologies. A recitation of one of these definitions may mask the conceptual ideas that the survey would seek to reveal.

Unfortunately, during this pandemic, in person surveys may not be viable. Can your advisors offer any insights on how to grapple with this dilemma?
Sat, 07/04/2020
Due to increased early teenage pregnancy in our country, I thought it's wise for us to reach out to our girls since I'm sure they are struggling silently.was kindly asking if I can join you to talk to the girls and help them in securing their future. I'm greatly disturbed by this and since I cannot do it on my own I decided to contact you. I know together we can do this and save maaimahiu future for the women .thanks in advance be blessed
Wed, 07/01/2020

I am interested in the "Learning to be an Ally for People from Diverse Groups and Backgrounds" module. Would you please send me additional information about your program, including the costs.

Thank you
Mon, 06/29/2020
We are a Non profit organization and we need information and assistance requesting in kind Donations.
Wed, 06/24/2020
I am the coordinator for the Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition in Colorado. I could use some coaching/examples around creating coalition bylaws for our unique situation. We are currently not a 501©3 but, have recently discussed perusing this status. We have two fiscal agents Tri-County Health Department and the Douglas County School District who manage our Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration grant. We want to begin to develop a bylaws document that creates more space for community ownership/decision making and allows us to tackle issues in our community that stretch beyond just what funders want us to address (Mental Health) Hope this helps, we look forward to hearing from you and your team
Curtis Hanock
Tue, 06/23/2020
I am working on a research project and the five components I am working with are; Assess, Plan, Act, Evaluate, and Sustain. I have to choose two and I choose Plan and Act. I wrote about Plan but I do not know what to write about Act?
Wed, 06/17/2020

My name is Michael Vargas and I want to learn more about improving community health utilizing anchor institutions. I have been reading about community needs assessment to start my understanding of how to improve overall community health.

My question is this: How can I, as someone who isnt connected to an organization as of now, get more hands on experince to develop a deeper understanding of the topic and eventaully make a career out of this?

I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and worked at residential facilitates for mental health and substance abuse (which was several years ago). But I havent been able to work on any community healthy issues. As of now I am not associated with any orgs. I am just an individual that is learning about the power of improving community health. I am open for all suggestions of where I can get real experince starting from basically scratch.

Thank you so much for your time and effort!
Mon, 06/15/2020
Good afternoon,
Are their any course or free resources on human development and or ethic.
Sun, 06/14/2020
How to cite this article Sun, 06/14/2020
Dear Advisor,

I'm with the Orange County Department of health . We would like to use your material and share the material with our community partners. We would have a link to your took kit on our website.

I can be reached anytime at 480 358 7417. I would like to reach out to an advisor and set up a call for us to understand how best to utilize your tool kit. I am responsible for CHIP at orange county , florida and any help/ideas in rallying all our community partners will be a big help as we move forward.

Thank you so much for your time.

Best Regards,
Chait Rendu
Wed, 06/03/2020
Hi there. I read with great interest a reference to a "recent" study in your online publication (Chapter 3) in which African American students, who self-identified as Black, received lower test scores than those who didn't reveal their racial identity. Can you provide a citation for this study? I've searched and searched but can't find the source material. Many thanks!
Mon, 06/01/2020
I have a group of young people who are interested in understand how to peacably but effective lead change in our community. I found the "Learn how to make a difference...." information that I would like to go through with them. Is there any on in Los Angeles that I can connect with to properly organize and use the resource provided to teach them.
Sat, 05/30/2020
I'm the training coordinator in small youth treatment center operated by the State of Maryland Dept of Health. We are interested in using some of the toolbox information and power point for employee development activities. Is this permit-able? We are not charging any fees and we will give credit to your website/organization. Thank you, Cathy Wilson
Thu, 05/14/2020
I’m operating a summer virtual intern program in South Texas. A number of students will be faced with working remotely with an agency they have never visited. Information will be relatively limited based on web page material and contact with the agency’s director/staff. Is there a methodology of assessing an agency and its target population...and comparing it with other data that may be available? I'm interested in how to look at a service population and get national information about their condition and their potential eligibility for federal/state funding or the agency service being of interest to foundations and corporations.

I apologize for the scope of the question. Please respond with any related resources.

Wed, 05/13/2020
What are the essential elements of a report and proposal? The best way to presenting elements
Tue, 05/12/2020
How do I give credit to the website as a source in by assignment? Mon, 05/11/2020
Do you have examples of community initiatives that have been successful in building the social capital of individuals, organizations, and communities more broadly? Relatedly how are community initiatives measuring success against this complex concept?
Thu, 05/07/2020
Hello, I'm writing a literature review of chapter 27 Section 7: Building Culturally Competent Organizations and I would like to know the year of publication.
Tue, 05/05/2020
How does the organisational structure help in decision making or problem-solving? From what I read here, I think communication is one but apart from that, its there anything else about structure that help or hinder decision making. Thank you.
Thu, 04/30/2020
define a vision, mission, strategic plan and objectives for the office of the vice chancellor koforidua Technical university
Thu, 04/30/2020

I am serving on the committee to create a Community Psychology track at my Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. I've been trying to find a set of guidelines to determine how a clinic is designated as a Community Psychology clinic. I haven't found anything like this yet, but I am wondering if you all may be able to provide any guidance on how we can determine which of our practicum sites would be considered community psychology settings? Thank you in advance for your help!
Thu, 04/23/2020
Hello, Question: How can I petition that my city implement neighborhood partnership and beautification programs designed to enhance neighborhood pride, quality of life and resident engagement? These would be resident-initiated projects designed to enhance the quality of life. I notice several cities in my county offers them but not my own.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 04/01/2020
Can you please refer me to any platforms that we can use to stream monthly meetings live online and via conference calls? I want to offer options convenient for those who cannot be there in-person? Please and thanks!
Increasing Participation and Membership Wed, 04/01/2020
Hello Everyone,
I am Sayeed, an expatriate living in Qatar. Writing my PhD thesis on the political economy of low carbon transition in Qatar. As I am completing my study, I want to create an online engagement platform where citizens and residents can contribute to developing citizen-based scenarios and pathways for a low carbon future in Qatar.
I've been looking for some time, which platforms are best to engage people digitally. As we are quarantined and working from home, people will have time to indulge in developing different scenarios.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Thu, 03/26/2020
Hello, I am a librarian trying to help students and instructors in a Public Health Program Planning course. Normally, students connect with community orgs for project-based learning. But these orgs are having a hard time making time for students because of reduced staffing, closed offices, etc. Any ideas on a substitute project? Thanks, just trying to get a feel for what might work these days.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing an Intervention
Mon, 03/23/2020
Hi Team,
I work as a registered nurse at a local refugee health service and I am in the process of developing a plan to implement a healthy eating program into a local housing facility that houses approx. 20 people with asylum seeker backgrounds. In partnership with a nutritionist we have been granted a fellowship program within UQ to conduct an audit on the success of the workshops. I have been looking at the Community tool box project planning process with the use of the participatory evaluation tool and it completely fits like a glove with what we are trying to achieve. The workshops were in response to direct feedback from the community in which we would like to see nutritional change. What do we need to do to get your written consent/permission that we can use this model throughout the program??


Sat, 03/21/2020
Hello, does the Community ToolBox website have resources for writing a business plan? I am writing a business plan for a massage therapist and wanted to see sample business plans as a guide. Thank you so much. Regards, Tamara
Improving Organizational Management and Development Tue, 03/17/2020
I am working on a project in my community for elderly abuse. I would like to know how do I go about getting a strong committee to help me with this project.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Tue, 03/17/2020
do you have a toolkit available for raising awareness for people with disabilities? im trying to change my part of the world by educating and breaking down barriers.
any help would be appreciated.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 03/11/2020
This is a follow up question. I was asking for the rationale for this question:
The juvenile facilities in a city are clearly substandard. As a first attempt
to aid in correcting the problem, the social worker should:
a. Mobilize interest groups to explore and recommend alternatives
c. Organize the parents of the juveniles to demand change

The answer is A and you responded by agreeing because "interest groups" would mean the juveniles. But I assure you, the interest groups who would work to change the system would not be a group of 14-18 year-olds who were in detention, due to some interaction with the law. It would be their parents. So ask the question again:
I thought the answer would be C, to organize the parents. Is the reason C is wrong because of the second part of the answer “to demand change.”? Is A better because it says to “explore and recommend alternatives.”? Or is it better to begin with existing interest groups than to organize parents (who might not be committed to their children's success).

I interpreted interest groups as concerned parents, prison reform advocates, general public interested in the success of young people.

Linda Mason
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Advocating for Change
Wed, 03/11/2020