International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)
- Health promotion topics
—The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
- Building from Common Foundations: The World Health Organization and Faith-Based Organizations in Primary Healthcare
- WHO Primary Health Care topics
- Health education topics
- Health Academy programs
- Knowledge management
- Promoting health through the life-course programs
- Risk factors topics
- School health promotion topics
—School and youth health
—What is the evidence on school health promotion in improving health or preventing disease…?
- Chronic diseases and health promotion
—Chronic diseases and health promotion-Knowledge resources
- Knowledge Management for Public Health (K4Health) USAID, Johns Hopkins, etc.
Missions Specific Best Practices Documents
(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)
I. FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION (FBO) OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS/RESOURCES:
A. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC).
—Lifestyles and Health
B. Crossnetwork Journal (Discontinued precursor to CJGH)
—Education for Behavior Change-The Three Essential Stories–Dan Fountain–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.
C. The Church for Whole Person Healing Website
—Healing Communities Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
D. Additional Resources (See also Education, Healthcare provider / Church & Healthcare / Community health / Noncommunicable diseases and “Resources” tab). IS&G-based Health Promotion & Education Resources (Open-access) for Churches and FBOs:
- Teach to Transform
—Modules See also Helping Babies Breathe
- Global CHE Network (HEPFDC used by hospitals, clinics, churches, schools and community health workers for conditions causing the greatest global burden of disease. Download Free. Available in 3 formats.):
—Health Education Program for Developing Communities (HEPFDC) Handbook & Illustrations. Biblical and IS&G evidence-based. Download free in 8 languages. HEPFDC for doctors, nurses, church & school educators. Also used as the reference for the following participatory formats. (If instructors are already experienced with participatory teaching, the following formats may not be necessary.)
—Health Education Lesson Plans HEPFDC for participatory learning, drawing out the answers to establish community ownership.
—Health Education Picture Pages Simple Flip Chart Version. HEPFDC for Community Health Evangelists/ Educators. Again using participatory learning.
E. African Online Scientific Information Systems
—Church-driven primary health care: Models for an integrated church and community primary health care in Africa (a case study of the Salvation Army in East Africa)
II. SECULAR OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS/RESOURCES:
A. Global Health: Science & Practice-Dedicated to What Works In Global Health Programs. (Johns Hopkins University & USAID collaboration) Topics Numerous excellent reports, all open access:
—Behavior Change Communication
B. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health See especially: Topics: Click on “Global Health”
—Health Behavior Change at the Individual, Household and Community Levels 2011
—Entertainment Education for Behavior Change 2009
C. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
—The Tail End of Guinea Worm — Global Eradication without a Drug or a Vaccine 2007
Updated: Nov 2019