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Introduction

The CEHC System in the implementation of community initiatives closely follows the implementation plan that emerges from the PDIP workshop.  The plan is usually informed by the categories of the Cultural Systems Approach to Change (CSAC), and results in the creation of a schedule of project activities that are closely followed in project implementation. There are three categories of programs in the CEHC System in Project Implementation Programs (PIPs):

  1. CSAC INPUT Programs in CBI Implementation based on the CEHC Paradigm, the Cultural Systems Approach to Change (the CSAC);
  2. The CEHC Program in PHASIC Project Implementation; and
  3. The FULL CEHC Program in CBI Implementation.

CSAC INPUT Programs in CBI Implementation

As stated earlier, input programs in the CSAC are those proposed in order to effectively achieve a CBI's desired outcomes. It was also stated that there are eight CSAC input programs, four Instrumental Input Programs and four Process Input Programs. In the CEHC, there have been strategies developed in all eight programs. These programs and related activities are simply outlined below.  The following are only outlines of the eight programs.  More information on each can be found in the more detailed CEHC PTMs that are being developed for each of the programs.
The four CEHC Instrumental Input Programs are:

  1. The CEHC Program in Project Resources Development provides strategies to assist CBIs in putting their fiscal, spatial, personnel, equipment, technological, and other resources in place in order to achieve its Input Programs and Desired Outcomes (goals and outcome objectives).
  2. The CEHC Program in Community Participation and Collaboration provides strategies in facilitating the involvement of members or residents of the community/population targeted by the CBI, community coalition building and partnership development, and moving the CBI towards full community ownership. 
  3. The CEHC Program in the Development of Culturally and Target Community/Population Appropriate/Relevant Materials provides strategies in the development of culturally and community appropriate and relevant project materials needed in the implementation of all eight of the CEHC INPUT Programs.
  4. The CEHC Program in the Development of Culturally Appropriate/Relevant Intervention Strategies provides strategies in the development of interventions that are culturally and target community/population appropriate and relevant.

The four CEHC Process INPUT Programs are:

  1. The CEHC Program in Monitoring CBI Staff Needs provides strategies in assessing and addressing CBIs staff needs throughout the life of the CBI. 
  2. The CEHC Programs in Research and Evaluation provides strategies in: (a) community assessment research using the programs and methods of the EICCARS (See Section 3.1.); and (b) the evaluation of CBIs using the EAES programs in formative, process, outcome, and impact evaluation (See Section 3.4).
  3. CEHC Program in the Implementation of Culturally and Target Community/Population Appropriate/Relevant Intervention Strategies provides strategies in implementing the culturally and target community/population interventions that have been developed by a CBI.
  4. The CEHC Program in "Energizing" Community Cultural Systems provides strategies in increasing the enthusiasm of the target community/population's participation in the CBI. 

The CEHC Program in PHASIC Project Implementation 

There are three major strategies in the CEHC Program in PHASIC Project Implementation:

  1. carrying out a PCD Workshop to establish a phasic project design;
  2. conducting one-day Phasic Implementation Workshops (PIWs) at the end of each project phase; and 
  3. providing simple (one page) "Project Barriers and Enablers Recording Forms" (PBERFs) to be used by project staff members and returned to the CAA or CuSAG for analysis;
  4. analyzing the PBERFs and using the analysis for facilitating discussions at subsequent PIWs.

These strategies are discussed in greater detail in the more detailed CEHC PTMs that are under development

The FULL CEHC Program in Project Implementation.

The FULL CEHC Implementation Program includes utilizing all of the other implementation programs in combination, including:

  1. some of the EICCARS methods used in carrying out community assessment research;
  2. the PCD Workshop to help get all project stakeholders and staff on the same page in terms of how the project will be implemented;
  3. the INPUT Implementation Programs in terms of actually implementing the project for maximum success; and
  4. The Phasic Implementation Program to help project stay on course in their efforts to achieve their outcome objectives and long-term goals.

More information on the FULL CEHC Implementation will be provided in the more detailed PTM that is under development.


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