Monday, September 14, 2009

Planning an Effective Health Education and Outreach Program? Here’s How

Calling all kind-hearted, generous persons, and philanthropists out there! Are you planning to conduct health education and outreach program in your community? Feel free from hassles and no more worries, just follow the steps below. • Plan as early as you can. Events like this require a lot of time of planning so as much as possible make your plans as early as you can before the target day of plan presentation. This will help you to avoid rush and putting yourself in a hurry.• Make use of committee. This event requires a hard time of preparation so it would be better to form committees. Through the help of committees, responsibilities will now be easily delegated and accomplished just make sure that you monitor these committees about the task assigned to them.• Inform the public. You can make use of posters, fliers, advertisements on TV or in radio, and of course the internet to inform the public about your event. This will help to make your event visible to everyone and who knows you might get volunteers and donors from them.• Decide about for whom the health education and outreach program are you planning. You cannot help all the less fortunate in the world or in your community so plan and decide who will be the people that you are going to help.• Choose the best program design for your event. Consider a variety of instructional methods for your audience such as interactive panels, poster sessions, small group sessions or activities, and hands-on works so that your event will not be just a pure outreach program. This will also add an enjoyment to your audience. • Look for other interested volunteers. It is not easy to convince people whom you don’t know to be your volunteer that is why the best thing that you can do is to start with your close friends and relatives. I know once you ask them there is a 99% possibility that you can convince them. It is also a perfect time for all of you to bond with each other. • Be responsive. You cannot avoid to have unexpected problems prior to and during the event so what you should do is to become alert, flexible and responsive. Always be ready to deal with this eventuality in a calm manner.--Vanessa M. Walton born on April 28, 1980, Program Manager, holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Computer Science at Harvard University. Before joining Harvard Computer Science Association, Vanessa worked with Deway International as a Human Resource Personnel. In addition in managing the her own family business, she also coordinates Children International as volunteer, she plays an important role in organizing Children International special events and activities. Source:

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