New resources on community involvement in youth RH and HIV prevention
YouthNet is pleased to announce the publication of three new youth community
involvement resources, available at:
1) Engaging Communities in Youth Reproductive Health and HIV Projects: A Guide
to Participatory Assessments
This manual discusses how to conduct participatory assessments with youth and
community members for improved youth reproductive health (RH) and HIV
prevention, drawing on YouthNet's experience in Namibia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia
with youth-led projects using these tools. The sections review YouthNet's
approach to participation, guidelines for training community participants, and
suggestions for adapting the methods and tools.
2) An Annotated Guide to Technical Resources for Community Involvement in Youth
Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention Programs This compilation of resources
is intended for program staff and others who are involved with youth RH/HIV
prevention and community involvement issues. It includes documents, manuals,
and toolkits that provide advice, approaches, and tools for involving community
members, including youth.
3) The Role of Community Involvement in Improving Youth Reproductive Health and
Preventing HIV among Young People: Report of a Technical Consultation This
report of a two-day technical consultation summarizes challenges, lessons
learned from promising projects, knowledge and practice gaps, and
recommendations for future practice. It suggests guidelines for community
involvement in youth reproductive health and HIV prevention at all stages of a
A fourth publication in this group of resources, a review of the literature,
will be available in September.
For printed copies of the three new documents, please send requests to
YouthNet is a five-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID) to improve reproductive health and prevent HIV among young
people. The YouthNet team is led by Family Health International (FHI) and
includes CARE USA and RTI International.
Family Health International