General Resources and Tools

Last updated Oct 9, 2020

Resources and Tools

Plan your work with helpful tools and resources

Capacity Building

Capacity Building and Change Management

A resource for the NFP sector and agencies delivering primary health and community care services.

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Using Collaborations as a Capacity Building Tool

A useful capacity building tool for community services and AOD treatment agencies.

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Capacity Building Online Hub

Advice on tools and techniques to support program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation.

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Co-Design


Resources

How to co-design with young Victorians

An educational resource from VicHealth that increases co-design capability across the youth sector.

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Toolkits

AHHA Experienced Based Co-Design Toolkit

Tools, tips and case studies from organisations across Australia.

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DHHS Stakeholder Engagement & Public Participation Framework & Toolkit

A guide on how the department engages with the health and human services sector, their stakeholders and the community to deliver their Strategic Plan 2017.

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IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum

A spectrum to help groups define the public’s role in any public participation process.

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MRID CodesignKit

The Metro-Regional Intellectual Disability Network (NSW) has created this great, and simple, Codesign Toolkit.

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WACOSS Co-Design Toolkit

This toolkit is a wealth of information about the stages of Co-design.

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Useful Websites

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)

Developing new and better ways to build social and economic prosperity for all.

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Collective Impact


Key Articles

Collective Impact

Collective Impact: The 2001 article by John Kania and Mark Kramer that started it all.

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Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

A follow up article by Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, & Mark Kramer to the original "Collective Impact" article.

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Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

Collective Impact is not merely a new process that supports the same social sector solutions but an entirely different model of social progress.

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Collective Impact 3.0: An evolving framework for community change

This article was published in 2015 and calls for an evolution in the revolution that is Collective Impact.

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Backbone Resources

Understanding the Value of Backbone Organisations in Collective Impact

An in-depth review of what it takes to be a backbone organisation, and how to evaluate and support its work.

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27 Backbone effectiveness indicators

A core set of 6 roles that all backbone organisations can and should play to successfully guide a Collective Impact initiative.

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Useful Websites

Collective Impact Forum

Supporting the efforts of those who are practicing collective impact in the field.

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Tamarack Institute

Developing and supporting collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community challenges.

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Data Visualization

7 GRAPHIC Principles of Public Health Infographic Design

A step-by-step and easy to understand guide to effective infographics.

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Infographics and Public Policy

Using data visualisation to convey complex information.

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Infographics: Healthcare Communication for the Digital Age

This article establishes the relevance of infographics in healthcare settings.

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Evaluation & Research


Guides

Evaluation Guide

Designed for anyone responsible for program development, implementation or evaluation.

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A Concise Guide to Evaluating Primary Prevention Projects

A nine step guide developed by VicHealth to assist practitioners to do an effective evaluation.

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Evaluation framework for health promotion and disease prevention programs

Concisely outlines six key steps to an evaluation, and provides examples of strategies to use at each stage.

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Integrated Health Promotion Resource Kit

A practical resource to support agencies, organisations and practitioners.

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Tools & Techniques

Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory: Online collaboration assessment

A free online tool to assess the effectiveness of partnerships.

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The Ten Seed Technique

A simple participatory data collection tool to help gather information on various issues.

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My Peer Toolkit

A resource aimed at supporting agencies to implement and evaluate peer-based programs for young people using good practice guidelines.

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Useful Websites

BetterEvaluation

A global collaboration aimed at improving evaluation practice and theory through co-creation, curation, and sharing information.

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Public Health Research & Practice

Online journal informing public health policy and practice.

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Group Action Planning

Group Action Planning Tool

A simple tool to help groups turn planning into action.

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Partnerships

Partnership Capability Framework

Creating Transformational Partnerships to Improve Community Health and Wellbeing.

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Contributing to better health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities

Showcasing some exceptional examples of case studies of PCP work across Victoria.

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Social Media Marketing

Social Media for Community Groups

A guide to social media communication and engagement.

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