Project Details

Project/study or activity:Technical Assistance on Sustainability Planning to HealthPartners Uganda
Description:Under this contract, ICF/CEDARS provided technical assistance in sustainability planning to a USAID grantee, HealthPartners Uganda for its Collaborations Project that focuses on the creation of health cooperatives to improve access to affordable health care. The core components of this technical assistance included: 1. Conducting a training of trainers (TOT) for HealthPartners Collaborations Program staff in the Sustainability Framework and approach and 2. Providing direct in-country mentoring and technical support to the HealthPartners trainees in conducting a Sustainability Planning Workshop with potential health cooperative stakeholders. In addition to adapting the Sustainability Framework approach to the HealthPartners Collaborations Project, the ICF/CEDARS team developed tailored training materials both for the TOT with the project staff, but also for the sustainability planning workshops to be held with community health cooperatives. The Facilitators Manual developed is designed for use at the community level and breaks down the complex concepts of sustainability planning into simpler terms. Based on key adult learning principles, the curriculum includes numerous participatory exercises and opportunities for dialogue and practical learning. Following the TOT, HealthPartners trainees were given the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned and lead the facilitation of the Sustainability Planning Workshop. ICF/CEDARS shared individual feedback and guidance with all of the trainees on a daily basis, documenting all key recommendations so that trainees could refer back to specific comments prior to replicating this training with other health cooperative groups.
Main Partners:HealthPartners Uganda, ICF/CEDARS
Main Authors:Ilona Varallyay, Will Story
Donor Agency:USAID
Documents and Tools:   Sustainability Planning Training of Trainers Manual
  Sustainability Planning Training of Trainers Handouts
  Facilitator’s Manual for Sustainability Planning Workshop for Co-ops
Links:   Taking the Long View: A Practical Guide for Sustainability Planning and Measurement in Community-Oriented Health Programming
Related Topics:   Civil Society
  Community Capacity
  Health Outcomes
  Health systems strengthening
  Health/Basic Services
  Organizational Capacity