What is the purpose of this Toolkit?

The PHE community of practice is far reaching in scope and breadth, covering many countries and topics. This Toolkit was created to serve as a robust and useful central location for information and resources on PHE. Since there is no one PHE approach, this Toolkit attempts to include materials on various aspects of integrated health, development and conservation projects. Criteria for inclusion in this Toolkit require that resources include at least two of the three sectors of population, health and environment.

What types of resources are included in this Toolkit?

The Toolkit offers the best available knowledge and practices on how to design and implement, communicate, promote and advocate for PHE programs. It contains:

• Tools and resources to help implement a diverse array of PHE approaches

• Success stories, PHE champion profiles, best practices and training materials

• Country experiences, case studies and project overviews

• Analyses and assessments of the PHE approach and evidence

• Resources and thought pieces on emerging issues, where all the evidence is not yet well-known

Who should use this Toolkit?

The Toolkit is intended for use by:

• Program managers and field practitioners who are interested in integrated programs

• Researchers

• Academics and educators interested in presenting the PHE approach to students and adult learners

• Policymakers

How should this Toolkit be used?

PHE promotes a holistic approach to investigating the complex relationships and links between health and conservation. This Toolkit includes documents and links to important resources that are publically available. Recognizing that integrated projects are hard to categorize into only one “tab” or subtab, resources on the PHE Toolkit can be found in several places. Please use the search function of the Toolkit, using key words perhaps, to find resources on a particular topic.

Who developed this Toolkit?

The USAID-supported BALANCED project is responsible for designing and maintaining the website content and resources, including links to partner organizations and other collaborators in PHE. During the initial phase of Toolkit building, a PHE Toolkit Content Management Team helped to incorporate key PHE documents and resources. The Team consisted of members of the PHE community of practice, including experts in international family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, information, education and communication (IEC), advocacy, policy development, research and conservation.

The following organizations participated in the PHE Toolkit Content Management Team:
Conservation International
Population Reference Bureau
Woodrow Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Project (ESCP)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US)

To contact the team with questions or comments, please contact toolkits@k4health.org.

How can I suggest a resource to include in this Toolkit?

We invite you to recommend resources and links that would enhance the richness and effectiveness of this toolkit. Please contact toolkits@k4health.org

How can I make a comment or give feedback about this Toolkit?

If you have comments about the PHE Toolkit, please contact toolkits@k4health.org. Your feedback will help us to continually improve the toolkit. The feedback form is also a place to share your views and share ideas about how you have used the Toolkit in your work and your experiences.

Publishers of Resources Included in This Toolkit

Resources selected for inclusion in this Toolkit were published by the following organizations working throughout the world to promote evidence-based best practices and improve the delivery of health services.

Conservation International

East-West Center

Environmental Change and Security Program

Environmental Health Project

Environmental Science for Social Change [ESSC]

FHI 360

Global Exploration Series of Biodiversity Support Program [BSP]

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]

John Snow, Inc. [JSI]

Packard Foundation

PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc. [PFPI]

Population Action International

Population Reference Bureau [PRB]

Save the Children

Springer Science + Business Media

The ACQUIRE Project

The Global Health Technical Assistance [GH Tech] Project

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The World Bank

U.S. Agency for International Development [USAID]

World Neighbors

World Wildlife Fund