Community Tool Box Curriculum

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The KU Work Group has developed a training curriculum based on the Community Tool Box that outlines 16 competencies for promoting community health and development. These competencies include: creating and maintaining coalitions and partnerships, assessing community needs and resources, analyzing problems and goals, developing a framework or model of change, developing strategic and action plans, building leadership, developing an intervention, increasing participation and membership, enhancing cultural competence, advocating for change, influencing policy development, evaluating the initiative, implementing a social marketing campaign, writing a grant application for funding, improving organizational management and development, and sustaining the project or initiative. Each of these 16 field-tested modules feature participant guides, adaptable facilitator guides, and PowerPoint slides. These modules can be delivered both in person and online via interactive webinars.

KU Work Group staff members are experienced trainers in each of these learning modules. The KU Work Group can also use a “train the trainer” approach so that group members can also facilitate the trainings. After training is provided, some support materials remain available to participants via the free Community Tool Box.

Competence in each skill area is demonstrated by the development of planning products related to the skill area (e.g., a strategic plan, an evaluation plan, a logic model, a plan for sustainability). The Modules are designed to be delivered in workshop, classroom and online instruction formats.

Training Curriculum Order Form

Community Tool Box Training Flyer (PDF)

For more information about how to obtain the Community Tool Box Curriculum, please contact the KU Work Group at 785-864-0533, or by email at


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