What is the purpose of this Toolkit?

The PHE community of practice reaches far in scope and breadth, covering many countries and topics. In addition, as PHE reaches new audiences, development practitioners from diverse fields such as climate change adaptation, resilience, nutrition, food security, and livelihoods are increasingly interested in learning about PHE. This Toolkit was created to serve as a central location for timely, high-quality information and resources on PHE for seasoned PHE practitioners and those who are new to the approach. It also contains resources of historical value. Since there is no single PHE approach, this Toolkit includes a variety of materials on various aspects of integrated health, development, and conservation projects

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:

  • Information about integration benefits, PHE links, and current initiatives.
  • Guidance on and experiences with program design, training materials, implementation, data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and scale up and replication of PHE efforts.
  • Research, evaluations, and conference documents.
  • Guidance and examples of effective policy, advocacy, and communications materials and strategies.

Who should use this Toolkit?

The Toolkit is intended for use by professionals who would like to quickly find key PHE resources, as well as those who may be learning about PHE for the first time, including:

  • Program managers and field-based practitioners.
  • Researchers.
  • Advocates.
  • Policymakers.
  • Donors.

How should this Toolkit be used?

PHE promotes a holistic approach to community-based development by simultaneously addressing the complex relationships between health and conservation of natural resources. This Toolkit includes documents and links to important resources that are publically available. Resources on the PHE Toolkit can be found in multiple places. Please use the search function of the Toolkit, using key words, to find resources on a particular topic.

Who developed this Toolkit?

The USAID-supported PACE project is responsible for maintaining the content and resources, including links to partner organizations and other PHE collaborators. The PACE project made extensive updates to the previous Toolkit, which was designed and maintained by the BALANCED Project from 2009-2013.

For questions or comments about this toolkit, contact PHEtoolkit@prb.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 PHEtoolkit@prb.org

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

If you have comments about the PHE Toolkit, please contact PHEtoolkit@prb.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.