Currently, consultation or training is offered in the following topic areas:
Staff can assist with planning, organization, facilitation, and analysis of:
These methods can result in high-quality information that can be used in community planning and funding applications.
BEDHD has experience with Community Indicator Projects, such as www.healthycapitalcounties.org, which have incorporated many of these techniques.
BEDHD developed The Wonderful World of Data Training Series, which includes sessions on "Data Basics", "Beyond the Basics", and "Qualitative Data and Participatory Methods".
ToP -- Technologies of Participation
Developed by the Institute for Cultural Affairs, this method teaches how to facilitate effective community dialogues as well as productive meetings, and empowers participants in planning efforts.
Asset Based Community Development
Asset Based Community Development-Asset-based community development is a methodology that seeks to uncover and use the strengths within communities as a means for sustainable development. The first step in the process of community development is to assess the resources of a community through a capacity inventory or through another process of talking to the residents to determine what types of skills and experience are available. The next step is to support communities, to discover what they care enough about to act. The final step is to determine how citizens can act together to achieve those goals.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.
Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH)
How are we doing — and how can we do better? These are perhaps the most basic questions a community can ask regarding the health of its residents. Yet communities have not been given the necessary tools to answer these questions with validated, consistent measures, evidence-based policies and practices, and incentives for improvement.