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Tulane PRC releases toolkit: Capacity Building for Health

The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) has launched a new resource for New Orleans area neighborhood associations and community-based organizations. This toolkit, titled Capacity Building for Health: A Toolkit for New Orleans’ Community Organizations, is free and available for download on the Tulane PRC’s website.

The Tulane PRC anticipates that neighborhood associations and other community-based organizations will use this toolkit as needed to improve their organizations’ capacities to address various issues of need, including health. The idea for the toolkit was developed from the PRC’s Neighborhood Ambassador Program and our work with the Fit NOLA Parks and Prescription Program. The PRC launched the Neighborhood Ambassador Program in early 2011 to connect neighborhood groups to health-related resources and programs. Support from the PRC, as part of the Neighborhood Ambassador Program, is tailored to meet the self-identified needs of the participating neighborhood organizations to initiate and maintain future health-related activities such as walking groups, health fairs, cooking demonstrations, resources for reducing blight and improving neighborhood safety, exercise classes, community and container gardening, and more.

This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance to effectively run a non-profit organization, enabling community organizations to focus on achieving short- and long-term goals, and ultimately contributing to stronger and healthier communities.

To download the free toolkit, visit bit.ly/TulanePRCCommunityToolkit

Topics:   community health , community advisory board , health communication

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