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Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Prepare to Mobilize ............................................................................................................... 1 Select a health issue and define the community Put together a community mobilization team Gather information about the health issue and the community Identify resources and constraints Develop a community mobilization plan Develop your team Useful Tools Resources

2. Organize the Community for Action .................................................................................. 61 Orient the community Build relationships, trust, credibility, and a sense of ownership with the community Invite community participation Develop a “core group� from the community Useful Tools Resources

3. Explore the Health Issue and Set Priorities ........................................................................ 99 Decide the objectives for this phase Explore the health issue with the core group With the core group, explore the health issue in the broader community Analyze the information Set priorities for action Useful Tools Resources

4. Plan Together..................................................................................................................... 131 Decide the objectives of the planning process Determine who will be involved in planning and their roles and responsibilities Design the planning session Conduct/facilitate the planning session to create a community action plan Useful Tools Resources


5. Act Together ...................................................................................................................... 155 Define your team’s role in accompanying community action Strengthen the community’s capacity to carry out its action plan Monitor community progress Problem-solve, troubleshoot, advise, and mediate conflicts Useful Tools Resources

6. Evaluate Together ............................................................................................................. 181 Determine who wants to learn from the evaluation Form a representative evaluation team with community members and other interested parties Determine what participants want to learn from the evaluation Develop an evaluation plan and evaluation instruments Conduct the participatory evaluation Analyze the results with the evaluation team members Provide feedback to the community Document and share lessons learned and recommendations for the future Prepare to reorganize Useful Tools Resources

7. Prepare to Scale Up ........................................................................................................... 213 Have a vision to scale up from the beginning of the project Determine the effectiveness of the approach Assess the potential to scale up Consolidate, define, and refine the approach Build a consensus to scale up Advocate for supportive policies Define the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of implementing partners Secure funding and other resources Develop the partners’ capacity to implement the program Establish and maintain a monitoring and evaluation system Support institutional development for scale Case Studies Resources

Glossary of Terms .................................................................................................................. 260


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