Project Example

Guia para Tener una Municipalidad Saludable (Guide to Having a Healthy Municipality)

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 municipality guide has 3 versions for different regions: coast, mountains, and jungle. The municipality guide shows local government officials the steps they can follow to have a healthy municipality. Included are samples of ordinances that the government could implement, steps and templates to developing a plan, resources to help implement and evaluate the plan.

Source: Management Sciences for Health

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019