A communication strategy is a business tool. Organizations use communications strategies to help achieve their business/strategic goals--communications objectives contribute to the achievement of the overall objectives of an organization. This presentation, developed by JSI under the RRHO project, can be reviewed and adapted for any organization looking to develop or strengthen their external communications strategy. It reviews:
- What is a Communications Strategy
- Defining & Prioritizing Target Audiences
- Communicating an Organization’s Value
- Developing Key Messages
- Identifying Communications Tools
- Next Steps & Key Takeaways
This toolkit is a resource for organizations and individuals involved in recovery efforts in the period following an infectious disease outbreak, such as the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2016. Its goal is to provide governments, donors, NGOs, and survivor groups with guidance and templates for responding to issues related to health systems recovery after a major outbreak.
Comprised of multiple resources, the toolkit includes best practice and lessons learned documents, tools and templates, and research articles, as well as videos, technical briefs, and success stories presented as examples of the recovery work conducted by the USAID-funded Ebola Transmission Prevention & Survivor Services (ETP&SS) program in 2016-2018, which was implemented by the Advancing Partners & Communities Project and managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. The toolkit contains a compilation of learnings from the ETP&SS programs in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, the three countries most affected by the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
Grants.gov provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It includes a thorough database, comprising more than 140,000 grantmakers, that is updated weekly.
Training opportunities build capacity in three core competencies: Fundraising, Organizational Sustainability, and Leadership & Management. Courses are offered in-person and online.
The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) works with Ministries of Health, training institutions, and other stakeholders to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education, and capacity building.
Access AFREhealth 2018 Symposium plenary session presentations and recordings, abstract-driven session presentations, and pre-conference workshop materials.
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines.
Access toolkits with practical help and resources to support you in:
- Writing research
- Selecting the appropriate reporting guideline
- Peer reviewing research
- How to develop a reporting guideline
- Using guidelines in your journal
- Teaching research skills
Think. Check. Submit. provides a easy-to-use checklist that researchers can refer to when they are investigating whether a journal can be trusted. The checklist is available in multiple languages, including French.
AuthorAID is a free pioneering global network that provides support, mentoring, resources, and training for researchers in low and middle income countries. The AuthorAID network offers:
- Personal mentoring by highly published researchers and professional editors
- Online training workshops on scientific writing
- A discussion group for discussion and questions where researchers can benefit from advice and insights from members across the globe
- Access to a range of documents and resources on best practice in writing and publication
- A chance to network or collaborate with other researchers
- Grants for researchers to travel to a conference, or to organise a local workshop
Researcher Academy provides free access to countless e-learning resources designed to support researchers on every step of their research journey. You can browse an extensive module catalogue to uncover a world of knowledge, and earn certificates and rewards as you progress.
This World Health Organization collection provides links to resources on Ebola virus disease including the current situation, technical guidance, preparedness, past outbreaks, partners and networks, and news and updates.