Capacity Building

R&E: Community Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

As a result of the assistance and support provided by HHD, communities involved in the MetroWest youth substance prevention project used significantly more research-based strategies than had been i

HIV and AIDS Advocacy in the Caribbean

HIV and AIDS is a significant threat in the Caribbean. Since the late 1990s, HHD has worked intensively throughout this region to promote health, with a focus on HIV and AIDS prevention.

Funder: 
UNESCO

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

A wave of school shootings in the late 1990s made it clear that communities had to go beyond reacting to violent incidents and work to promote mental health and prevent violence.

Project: 
National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Funder: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services

Capacity Building

Capacity building is the process of developing and strengthening knowledge, skills, and resources—at both the individual and at the organizational level—so that policymakers and practitioners can more

Data Collection Methods: Getting Down to Basics

Project Name: 
Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (NECAPT)
Funder: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

This moderated, online course introduces four data collection methods: existing data, key informant interviews, surveys, and focus groups.

Background Papers for World Hunger Series 2006- Hunger and Learning

Aldinger, C., Cohen, M., Howe, P., Meir, U., Nordtveidt, B., & Gray, B. (2006). Background papers for World Hunger Series 2006: Hunger and Learning. Rome and Stanford, California: World Food Programme & Stanford University Press.

This document is a background paper written for the United Nations WFP World Hunger Series.

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Download Background Papers for World Hunger Series 2006- Hunger and Learning (PDF) from UNICEF

Implementing Research-Based Health Promotion Programmes in Schools: Strategies for Capacity Building in The Health Promoting School: International Advances in Theory, Evaluation and Practice

Vince Whitman, C. (2005). Implementing research-based health promotion programmes in schools: Strategies for capacity building. In S. Clift & B.B. Jensen (Eds.), The health promoting school: International advances in theory, evaluation and practice (107-136). Copenhagen, Denmark: Danish University of Education Press.

As attention to implementing Health Promoting Schools has increased worldwide, donors, policymakers and planners have placed greater emphasis on using research-based programmes to maximize health a

Uniting Three Initiatives on Behalf of Caribbean Youth and Educators: Health and Family Life Education and the Health Promoting School in the Context of PANCAP’s Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS

Vince Whitman, C. (2004). Uniting three initiatives on behalf of Caribbean youth and educators: Health and family life education and the health promoting school in the context of PANCAP’s Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS. Caribbean Quarterly, 50(1), 54-82.

This article addresses underlying factors of healthy child and adolescent development, and three powerful strategies that together can improve health and academic success: health promoting schools,

For more information or to obtain: 

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Life Skills Approach to Child and Adolescent Healthy Human Development

Mangrulkar, L., Vince Whitman, C., & Posner, M. (2001). Life skills approach to child and adolescent healthy human development. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organization.

This paper describes one best-practice model for contributing to the healthy development of adolescents: a life skills approach.

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National and International Strategies, School Health Component of WHO’s Mega Country Network for Health Promotion, WHO Information Series on School Health

Publication date: 
1999
Author(s): 
Birdthistle, I. (book), Vince Whitman, C. (chapter)

This publication explores strategies used by international agencies to address health in schools, as well as highlights national school health strategies in the world's ten most populous countries.

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Download a copy of this chapter (PDF, 30 KB).

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