Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program Planning Toolkit

This comprehensive resource provides step-by-step guidelines for planning, implementing and evaluating your sexual health and blood-borne virus (SHBBV) projects. The Toolkit uses a simple Plan-Do-Check-Adjust program planning lifecycle to ensure evidence-informed programs are developed which address identified needs and which are sustainable and effective. The second edition contains updated information, examples, links and templates that you can work through systematically to build a solid project plan which can be evaluated. 

The Toolkit is supported by a series of six videos that introduce the Toolkit and guide you through each of its five stages. Watch the videos here.

View the full toolkit here.

Section 1.0 Who is your program for and why is it needed? 

This section of the toolkit considers the program rationale - who is the program for and why is it needed? Before you can develop an effective program or service your need to be able to answer some important questions. You can explore those questions and read the section here

Section 2.0 What does your program expect to change?

This section of the toolkit will consider the question "what will change as a result of the program?" It is important to answer this question during the project planning stages in order to develop effective strategies that have measurable outcomes that can be evaluated. You can read this section here

Section 3.0 Why will your program work?

Understanding the health behaviours of a specific target group - what people do and why - can be very difficult. We need to understand what motivates certain human behaviours, especially risk-taking behaviour, in order to influence and change behaviour. Successful health interventions assist people to maintain and improve their health. This section introduces psycho-social theories to assist in developing your project. You can read it here

Section 4.0 What will your program include?

This section explores strategies for achieving your goals, influencing change at different levels, and using settings approaches. Explore the strategies here

Section 5.0 Did your program work? 

Evaluation is the process of judging the value of something. It is a crucial component for assessing whether or not an intervention has achieved its desired goal and objectives. This section introduces and highlights the importance of evaluation, types of evaluation, evaluation methods, improving reliability and validity, analysing data, and using the results of an evaluation. You can read all these components here

Section 6.0 Tools 

This section contains blank templates of the tools discussed in this toolkit. You can access them here. You can also refer back to the toolkit for further information and examples about each tool.