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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

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1 October 2013 April Teichrow Winnsboro, Texas 75494 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
RN working on master's degree. Researching community surveys. Interested in Windshield surveys for this units' research.
If there were selections to make on home page, such as windshield surveys that I am trying to research
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1 October 2013 Barry Armstrong New York City, New York USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher in New York State, and I am hoping to create a children's museum in my community and in the doing create a children's task force.
I am hoping to create a children's museum in my community and in the doing create a children's task force. There are a lot of agencies either working independently of each other, competing and often duplicating services. I am hoping that schools, PTOs, YMCA, 4H,the various civic organizations, Scouting and other child advocacy groups,arts groups, parents and government agencies like Head Start, Social Services etc. can create a powerful force to deal with child issues. I want our area to be known for its child advocacy. Your information has been invaluable, and even though this is all in its infancy stages, I feel much more prepared for the tasks ahead because of your mission. Thank you so much! Additionally, I am a teacher in the poorest school in New York State, and have been using some of the advice to rally people to make positive changes in our school and, quite frankly, though sometimes quite exhausting, it has also been very rewarding and always exciting. Thanks again for all that you have done.
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1 October 2013 Beth McLaughlin , Alaska USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working with a group on an island in rural SE Alaska, starting to do coalition building.
I recently read the Coalition Building chapter from your Community Toolbox resource. I am working with a group on an island in rural SE Alaska who are in the beginning phases of coalition building after a 2 year community planning project. This chapter is AWESOME! It has everything I was hoping to find for a group that is just beginning this journey, and the chapter hit so many important point. Thank you so much for putting it out there. I am also going to share this resource with a contact at the State of Alaska, Department of Prevention + Early Intervention. Thanks again for developing something USEABLE + CONCISE!!!
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1 October 2013 Jonna Shelomith St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Work with 4,000 county (local government) workers doing anti-oppression work.
Everything about cultural competency we will put to use in our Corrections, Human Services and Public Health departments immediately! And the facilitation clarity will help a team of facilitators that guide anti-racism work for 1,000 staff get sharper! Thank you so much!
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1 October 2013 Margarita Barron Cordoba, Cordoba 5000 Argentina
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a full time professor of growth and development at the School of education in de Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. Part of my time at University is devoted to form Interdisciplinary professionals in Adolescent Development, education and health.Investigation on adolescent vulnerability and resilience.
Both for teaching undergraduates and graduated students at University and in communitary actions that result from our investigation.
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1 October 2013 Shundra Walker Hattiesburg, MS 39404 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a health educator that work closely with the community to develope, implement and evaluate health related programs.
I am new to this site, but I think it would be a valuable tool in my day to day work as a health educator.
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1 October 2013 Nand Kishore Kumawat Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have a N.G.O. 'Nidaan Samajik Vikas Sanstha' in Jaipur and we work on health, education, environment, child, mother, aged problems.
We are working on child labore and child prostitution and we want to open centres for them where they could get education, food, shelter, health, love and better life base.
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1 October 2013 Farah Salim Springfield, IL 62704 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
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1 October 2013 Zoilo Torres Brooklym, New York 11215 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a life-long community, labor, and political organizer. I use it to develop ideas, planning, as a refresher, and self edification.
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1 October 2013 Siba Sankar Mohanty Koraput, Orissa 764036 India
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a development professional working as Secretary of a social voluntary organisation namely HELP (Health, Environment & Literacy of People). HELP basically working for the rural community in the issue of health, livelihood and governance activities.
We are basically working in the CTB process like Gaon Kalyan Samiti (GKS), VDC (Village Development Committee), Woman SHG, CBO, Youth Club, Vana Samrakhyana Samiti (VSS) etc.
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1 October 2013 henny sunariyanto malang, east java 65147 indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
1.Background of The Organization Lembaga Pembina Anak Bangsa (LPAB) was registered at Department 0f Justice Indonesia Government by Notary Bambang Irawan. The establishment of the organization based on the idealism of honesty, love, care and friendship to the children less than 18 years old. The organization's commitment is to improve health, well-being and skills especially for the children from low-socioeconomic status. We define that health broadly included within the view of physical, economic, social, and psychologically health factors that affect individuals, families, and communities. 2.Objectives * To develop health quality to the children. * To develop skills and talents to the children *To encourage the children to grow-up, live, and work in a healthy environment *To discuss with the parents about the importance of health and education to the children 3.Vision We believe that children under 18 years old need to be protected from the practices that can restrain their development physically and emotionally. 4.Mission Organizing the activities that can increase the children's development, for example; vocational training for skills and health.
To develop the skills and health of the target groups.
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1 October 2013 MAKRY Group Kenya Nakuru, Rift Valley 20100 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
MAKRY is an acronym that stands for; Minimizing Acrimonies in Kenya by Reforming and Responding to the Youth. The group is a youth oriented organization that gives youth in and out of school a platform for expression, a forum for deliberation, a room for realization and a stage for actualizing dreams and ambitions based on a common bond of interest. The group majors in sensitization, advocacy, life skills and innovative mechanism as ways of engaging the youths to be part of the transformation and agents for positive change in their respective peers and community at large.
I will be able to share what we are doing and learn more from other organizations on various malpractices and/or issues around the world. Information that I will get from here I will be able to use and share with other organizations.
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1 October 2013 George Payatikat Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001 India
Who I am Use of CTB
George Payatikat is a member of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD). He worked as a Missionary in the Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh in the early years of his priestly ministry. He is the Founder-director of Janvikas in Indore."Janvikas" is an NGO based in Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in central India,started in the year 2001. Indore is a fast developing Industrial and commercial capital of M.P. With the growth of industrialization and urbanization people from rural areas are migrating to Indore in large numbers. Poverty is more severe and striking in city slums rather than in villages. Reading the signs of the times, Janvikas decided to work for he integral development of the underprivileged and marginalized people in Indore, who are deprived of their right to live as dignified and responsible citizens because of their ignorance, illiteracy and poverty.
We work with the marginalized group of people in the slums in Indore. Any support we receive will be helpful for our work with the poor people of the slums here.
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1 October 2013 Gurumantra Khalsa Riverside, CA 92507 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Resident of Riverside, CA, the City Of Our Dreams. Just found out about you. A friend, Eva, shared you with me.
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1 October 2013 Wanda Russell Chesapeake, VA 23322 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a grant writer for Heart of Compassion Partnerships, In., a non-profit, located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
We are using the site to assist us in grant writing, locating grants, applying for a grant and general information. As we become more familiar with the site, we would be better informed to make suggestions.
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1 October 2013 Christine Semambo-Sempebwa Kampala, Kampala District -Nakawa Division Not applicable Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Chief Executive Office of ka Tutandike Uganda. Ka Tutandike Uganda exists to make timely interventions and improve the quality of life of children and people with Disabilities in Uganda.
To learn more about other innovative approaches out there. Make it more valuable by giving consolation prizes to entries that do not make it to the top ten. They could get mention in the newsletter and be advised on how to become winners! Very good work. Thank you.
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1 October 2013 Richard Oler Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Retired CPA from public practice. Community volunteer and presently working with the CFSEK.
Interested in developing community leadership in Pittsburg.
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1 October 2013 jennifer E Brown Amherst, MA 1002 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello, I am a University of Massachusetts Amherst Doctorate of Nursing Practice student. This semester we are focusing on program evaluation and beginning the process of a community intervention using the Minnesota Dept of Hlth intervention wheel.
Just beginning to look through your site, I am interested in "asthma friendly housing units". Great site and I can say this with confidence having done extensive reading. Thanks!
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1 October 2013 Karen Vermillion Keshena, Wisconsin 54135 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Community and Natural Resource Development Educator University of Wisconsin Extension Menominee County/Nation
I will review CTB and am able to comment after that review. Thank you.
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1 October 2013 Hope Wharton Arlington, Texas 76012
Who I am Use of CTB
Parent Resource Center To collaborate with other organizations
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 October 2013 RONALD DDUNGU KAMPALA, KAMPALA 256 UGANDA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher and incharge of community outreach programmes in my school I am just new to it but would like to acquire a workstation.
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1 October 2013 Faiz Naufal Purwokerto, Jawa Tengah 53176 Indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am actively writing in the field of health on http://www.metris-community.com/category/kesehatan/ and 1 interest too about self development http://www.metris-community.com/inspirational-quotes-about-life/
This community is very helpful to build a healthy society because these pages provide practical guidance in creating change and improvement.
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1 October 2013 camlus otieno Maralal, Rift Valley 254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I.m a public health professional working as a project officer for Health HIV/AIDS with an international NGO in rural northern Kenya.
The toolbox seem interesting and stimulating (ideologically) but there is need to have a one stop download link for those who'd like to do so (when they find it useful).
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1 October 2013 April Teichrow Winnsboro, Texas 75494 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
RN working on BSN and then will start MSN currently studying community nursing. Live in rural community in East Texas 64 years old, 43 years of experience as an RN
At this time would be research tool for my on-going education
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1 October 2013 Rebecca Hartman Wyomissing, PA 19610 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 3rd year PhD student at Alvernia University, Reading, PA. My area of focus is Community Leadership wih an emphasis in women's leadership.
I am working with our local community foundation to develop a supporting document outlining the benefits and need for urban agriculture in the city of Reading. I am using the tool as an effective way to organize my section on the benefits of UA and developing support for the concept. It is a gold mine! Very useful and practical for communicating to my audience of decision makers. Theoretical based without the layers of academic jargon. Perfect!
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1 October 2013 Norma Griffin Baltimore, Maryland 21218 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am researching available information on adult literacy as my church group is considering starting such a program. We are looking at having a volunteer program or becoming a partner with an established organization.
I will use this material to present to my group so that we will understand what we are getting ourselves into.
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1 October 2013 irina huett adelaide, sa australia
Who I am Use of CTB
lecturer on community welfare course for lecture
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1 October 2013 Lorretta Frenton Newark, Ohio 43055 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
researching coordinated public transit services
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1 October 2013 joanne oneill collingswood, nj 8108 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America - New Jersey
Help me to be more informed into how to organize chapters and develop issue organizing programs
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1 October 2013 barry burch Vancouver, BC V7L 4V8 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently working to develop road safety solutions for developing countries
This site helps me to structure my thinking on how to best approach the local problems encountered
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1 October 2013 Joseph Min Incheon, Incheon 405771 South Korea
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi, I am a Community Development Consultant to help communities to develop by themselves, usually in the underdeveloped countries.
I can use CTB in training community peoples to meet their needs by themselves until they sustain their changed communties.
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1 October 2013 Lorine Henderson Romeoville, Illinois 60446 U.S.
Who I am Use of CTB
For Guidance
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1 October 2013 Faye Longo Cabot, VT 5647 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 27 year old single mom of one beautiful 7 year old boy. I have over seven years of experience working with nonprofits doing just about everything imaginable. I would like to start my own N.F.P. someday as there are many needs in my community not getting met.
I love using this site as a resource. Anytime I'm curious about how to make something work better I look here first for ideas.
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1 October 2013 Adson NERVIL Gonaives, Artibonite ht4110 Haiti
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the first leader of a community-based organization located in Gonaives, Haiti. Our activities is focused on strenghting people abilities so that they can make their lives better by creating and developping small business, solving their problems, etc
I hope that the CTB would help me to get a better approach in conceiving and carrying out my programs with the target people.
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1 October 2013 Dean Estrella Calgary, Alberta T2T2S2 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social worker and a cultural diversity educator with an immigrant serving agency - CCIS.
I use the cultural competence and multicultural community building resources. It is very user friendly, concise and straight forward. The powerpoints are helpful to summarize informaiton. Thank you! I hope this website never disappears!
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1 October 2013 John. Elianu Kampala, Central 44 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
Im program officer maternal, Neonatal and child health and working with Uganda Protestants medical bureau (UPMB).
I have found the tool very helpful in my work especially in the area of community mobilization, advocay, partnerships and networking, resource mobilisation, and many other areas. I thank you for such a usuful tool especially for poeple invoved in project work in the developing countries. I wish I could let every body know about this rich resource. Many thanks CTB.
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1 October 2013 ELVIS ADDAE TAKORADI, WESTERN REGION GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a development worker with interst in health, education and general community development. My work involves training and building the capacity of individuals as well as NGOs and Community-Based organisations
I just chanced on the Tool Box and love it so much. The details therein are so useful intend to use it to upgrade my knowledge and skills in project development and community engagements. My only concern is the disjointed nature of the document.I would be grateful if I could have a complete copy of the material.
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1 October 2013 Afh Gittens Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Who I am Use of CTB
Consultant working with NGO, CBO and youth groups in HIV&AIDS, youth development, community development.
I am using and will use the CTB to help in evaluation of projects and for writing for grant funding
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1 October 2013 Cornelia Wakhanu Nairobi, Nairobi 254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I am trained nurse midwife and working in relief world, conflict, post conflict, development set ups in both secondary and in PHC and reproductive health.
This tool box has assisted me to empower my counterpants to be good leaders and supervisors in service delivery, community mobilization, conducting training, writing reports. It has made me possess import information and skills that has made many admire me. I have shared with many especially those in community health and development. I have assisted some who admire to join training in community health and development though have not due to financial constrains but do refer the materials during their work. I am planning to assist some of the students who are in trainings and luck materials for reference - to buy books or get browse internet. I have decided in the future with possibility to start u a community project in my area as many people suffer. I have supported through advice the youth in my area in developing a youth association by themselves. They hare prepared to get a loan that will assist them do something as unemployment is rampant in my community. Unfortunately, they did not manage to get the loan yet as there was corruption in the Youth Enterprise development fund, eight million or billions stolen by the officials. I try to communicate to them even without being there physically. They have maintained their association despite being young and discouraged where they collect a few cents. They await the fund to be relaunched for their project. They requested me to plan to train them on development of the business before they get the loan and how to sustain it. I will use the same materials but will also use my cash to print for them the first materials from the CTB before they help themselves. This has led to improved behaviour in our community due to reduced idleness of the youth especially males. This toolbox will assist me also to integrate the health issues like HIV/AIDS in the youth association. I have used the toolbox in Merlin - UK international a relief agency in North Sudan dedicated in serving the needy Darfurians. Especially empowering the national staffs to train, supervise and conduct meetings, do community evaluation. etc, I left the organization due to family issues but I am grateful to the Community health issues they attend to in the most difficult environment. They have endured all the hardship until their cash was taken at gunpoint twice in the same week. They run a PHC and RH. We trained staffs who are able to to the work with minmal support from the expatriate. This I have seen most times whenwe relocate to Kartoum due to escalating insecurity, we leave them behind and they work tirelessly with remote support from the expat staff in Khartoum. Whenever we are the sub Base in Nyala -South Darfur, most times we were unable to move out due to much kidnapping and security threats in the area of operation at field sites. The nationas we empowered were able to move and coordinate untill the risk also involved them making them be at base too. They could also do remote management through phones, letters, and meetings at end month. If I had power to participate, my prize would go straight to them as Merlin former staff appreciating the kind of work they do in difficult situation but with transition and kind of sustainability on human resources. Thanks
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1 October 2013 Audy B , Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
This site is awesome! Thanks so much
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1 October 2013 sarah olalo kisumu, nyanza 254 kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a public health practitioner and i am involved in community based activities especially on issues of disease prevention, advocacy and capacity building.
i find this tool kit very useful and would like to use it in in my day to day work which is aimed at enabling deprived entities realize their potential and contribute towards their development.i would therefore kindly request for a complete copy of the tool kit or a complete set of the power point presentations as downloading each section and the subsections is a bit cumbersome. thank you
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1 October 2013 Jim Kennedy Geneva, NY 14456 Ontario
Who I am Use of CTB
I represent a federally qualified health center in NYS serving rural communities.
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1 October 2013 sofiane osmani Setif, Setif 19000 Algeria
Who I am Use of CTB
marketing student i dont find more resources
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1 October 2013 Cynthia Arganbright Manhattan, Kansas 66502 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) alumni (May 2006-Feb. 2009). My main focus as a VISTA volunteer was resource development. I am currently the Resouce Development Coordinator for Morning Star, Inc. a Consumer Run Organization in Manhattan, Kansas. I was recently invited to participte in the Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mantal Health Leadership Academy. The Academy requires that participants engage in a community service project. My project will involve walking Morning Star, Inc. through the Strategic Planning process.
The CTB has a pertinent user-friendly guide to developing a strategic plan. I plan to use this guide to walk Morning Star, Inc. through the planning process.
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1 October 2013 juanita ortiz texas city, tx 77590 usa
Who I am Use of CTB
Residential Advocate for a organization that supports woman and children in crisis situations
Information
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1 October 2013 Kilolo Ajanaku Lanham, Maryland 20706 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I head a national non profit basic research and education organization which has as its mission solutions for teach Americans how to live out the American Creed.
I am teaching young people how to change their social and cultural environment as part of a 10-week summer initiative. I want to use the section on organizing for effective advocacy as the primary teaching material.
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1 October 2013 Gerald Peoples Jr Belleville, IL 62221 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have a heart for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe it is the most effective plan for changing our community.
I believe people need to been hand held to change the community. They are self defeated and need easy, achievable steps towards real change.
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1 October 2013 Dave Baraskewich Thunder Bay, Ontario p7a 7v2 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
presently a first year student at Confederation College, Social Service Worker course.I am 54 yrs. old and looking for a new career.
To help me find resourses for my course.
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1 October 2013 Lisa Graham Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3P6 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a new Naturopathic Doctor coming back to my hometown of Portage la Prairie after finishing my education at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. I want to facilitate health in my community and one of the best ways to do that is to get rid of obstacles to cure - not moving is a HUGE ONE!!! So, I'm so excited about having this community tool box as a resource to aid in getting my community healthy!
I just started using it today - so, will have to tell you more after utilising it for a while.
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1 October 2013 Fernando Martinez San Antonio, TX 78247 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an assistant professor at Northwest Vista College responsible for the Community Health Worker program which prepares students for Texas State certification as CHWs/Promotoras. We also have an associate degree program in Communty Health. Our program website is www.accd.edu/nvc/programs/cmnty_health
I can see many aspects of the CTB being appropriate for our Community Advocacy course and Community Health Field Methods course.

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