Indigenous Communities Environmental Health: A National Workforce Capacity Building Program
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Environmental Health Planning and Action: A Handbook for Indigenous practitioners uses simple language to stress the importance of planning for action. It also includes illustrations, provides useful examples and includes worksheets and forms ready for use or adapting. The text is written to suit readers of broad backgrounds and literacy levels.

The Handbook has been prepared specifically for community-based Indigenous environmental health practitioners. Every attempt has been made to make it appropriate to the needs and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities throughout the country.

The Handbook may be downloaded as one pdf file, the whole Handbook (952KB) or in parts as below.

Click here to download the first part of the Handbook. (349KB). Other sections may be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
How to use this Handbook

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PLANNING
Environmental Health and the Environmental Health Worker

Community-based environmental health action planning

PART 2: COMMUNITY-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PLANNING PRACTICE (472KB)
1. Deciding ‘where to’
2. Getting started
3. Finding partners
4. Keeping community control
5. Making things happen
6. Watching the future

PART 3: WORKSHEETS (79KB)
Worksheet # 1: Where do you want to be?
Worksheet # 2: An Action Planning Worksheet
Worksheet # 3a: Community Partners List
Worksheet # 3b: External Partners List
Worksheet # 4: Action Plan Application Grid
Worksheet # 5: Activity Time Chart
Worksheet # 6: Log of community views

PART 4: ACTION RESOURCES AND HELPFUL HINTS (230KB)
Committee Procedures: Holding a Meeting
Community Education
Focus groups

REFERENCES USED and APPENDICES

1. Australian Charter for Environmental Health
2. Glossary of terms

 

       

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