What is the purpose of this Toolkit?

The PHE community of practice is far-reaching in scope and breadth, covering many countries and topics. In addition, as the PHE approach reaches new audiences, development practitioners from myriad fields such as climate change adaptation, resilience, nutrition, food security, and livelihoods want to learn more about PHE. This Toolkit was created to serve as a useful central location and "go to" resource for high-quality, current information and materials on PHE, for both seasoned PHE practitioners and those who may be new to the approach. It also contains PHE resources of historical value. The diverse materials in the Toolkit touch on various aspects of integrated population, health, environment, and development approaches.

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 and policies. It contains:

  • Information about integration benefits, PHE links, and emerging issues and “hot topics.”
  • Guidance on and experiences about program design, training materials, implementation, data collection, monitoring and evaluation, and scale-up and replication of PHE efforts.
  • PHE research, evaluations, and conference documents.
  • Guidance and examples of effective PHE policy, advocacy, and communications.

Who should use this Toolkit?

The Toolkit is intended for use by professionals who would like to hone their PHE skills by quickly finding 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.
  • Educators.

How should this Toolkit be used?

This Toolkit includes documents and links to important materials that are publically available. Resources in the Toolkit can be used to help plan or develop a PHE project/program, conduct research, or learn about emerging issues and current and past PHE projects/programs around the world. Recognizing that integrated projects are hard to categorize, resources on the PHE Toolkit can be found in multiple places. Please use key words in the search function of the Toolkit to find resources on a particular topic.

Who developed this Toolkit?

This Toolkit was originally developed and maintained by the USAID-supported BALANCED Project from 2009-2013. In 2016, the USAID-supported Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) project made extensive updates to the former Toolkit. The PACE project is currently responsible for maintaining the website content and resources, including links to PHE partner organizations and other collaborators.

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 or use the Toolkit Suggestion Form to suggest new resources. 

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

If you have comments or feedback about the PHE Toolkit, please use the Toolkit Suggestion Form or contact PHEToolkit@prb.org. Your feedback will help us to continually improve the Toolkit. We also welcome feedback about how you have used the Toolkit in your work.