The Community Toolbox

A collection of tools designed to guide you in designing and implementing evidence based practice in communities

What is in it? 

The Community Tool Box website has a wide range of advice, resources and guidance for those in community building, development and health work. This includes 300+ how-to instructional modules and guidance on designing and implementing evidence-based practices.

Whilst the majority of tools are free, some of the resources and services offered by the Community Tool Box are fee-based.  

How can it help me? 

There is a wealth of information available within the toolbox. You can visit ‘learn a skill’ for detailed guidance on community-building skills, including contents on evaluation community programs and initiatives. You can also access the toolkits for a ‘quick-start’ on core competencies in community work.

Who is it for? 

This comprehensive resource can be of use to those designing, funding and delivering community services – across the public and third sectors. Many of the resources available from the toolbox are available in English, Spanish and Arabic and have proven to be of use internationally.  

Whilst the resources are not strictly youth related, most can be adapted to your organisation’s work. One notable example among the Toolbox’s free-access resources is an extensive listing of Databases of Best Practices – which covers areas including (but not limited to) adolescent pregnancy, child and youth development, substance abuse and youth violence.

Where can I access it? 

The Community Tool Box is a freely accessible online resource developed and managed by the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.