Project Example

Guia para Tener una Familia Saludable (Guide to Having a Healthy Family)

The Healthy Communities and Municipalities methodology is comprised of a guide for prospective program managers, which teaches them about the value of health promotion and provides instructions for application, as well as the toolkits which are provided to the local governments to enable them to equip their communities with health monitoring tools and leadership development programs in coordination with the program managers. The tools are implemented at the family, community, and municipal/district level through a series of interventions to increase community leadership, and awareness of healthy practices, and behavior change as measured through the community assessment. The individual tools are easy-to-use and developed for semi-literate populations.

The family guide has 3 versions for different regions: coast, mountains, and jungle. The family guide shows families the steps they can follow to have a healthy family. Included are worksheets for families to create a vision, review their current situation, create a plan for achieving their goals, and define rules that family members will follow.

Source: Management Sciences for Health

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019