The Toolkit at a Glance


Toolkit Sections


The Navigating Changing Environments: A Leadership Toolkit is organized along the LUKA Principle, with an additional section highlighting Evaluation. Each section includes an introduction to how the respective principle (Leadership, Unity, Knowledge, Action) relates to development of community mobilization efforts to impact the HIV epidemic and changing policy landscape; tools; and case studies illustrating the principle in practice. To maximize the usefulness of the toolkit, the tools and case studies come from a variety of sources both in the HIV/AIDS field and pertaining to other types of organizing. Take a few minutes to review what we have discussed so far so you are better able to utilize the tools presented here. Use the links below as an overview of the tools and case studies, you will also find them as you go through each section.

Section Overviews: LeadershipUnityKnowledgeActionEvaluation


Unity Leadership Evaluation Knowledge Action Image Map

Section Overview: Leadership


  • 1. Leadership Style
  • 2. Personal Style Inventory
  • 3. 360 Degree Feedback
  • 4. Conflict-Management Style

Case Studies

  • 1. “Never Say Help”
  • 2. “Perceptions of Leadership and Policy Issues in the Latino Communities of the Deep South”
  • 3. “ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) Explained”

Section Overview: Unity


  • 1. Planning for Change: A Coalition Building Technical Assistance System
  • 2. Ohio Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement: Community Partnerships
  • 3. Resource Mapping Tool: Identifying Partners
  • 4. Mobilizing the Community
  • 5. How to Build Organizations: Turf Issues
  • 6. Action Planning Discussion Guide
  • 7. Coalition Volunteer Job Description

Case Studies

  • 1. Sister Love: “Reflection on Social Justice Organizing and Leadership”
  • 2. The Beloved Community: “Building Black-Brown Coalitions in the Southeast”

Section Overview: Knowledge


  • 1. “Speaking Out”: A Toolkit for MSM-led HIV and AIDS Advocacy
  • 2. Community Observation: Safety Tips
  • 3. Sample Data Collection Tool for Community Observation
  • 4. Community Observation Tool: Stigma and Values-Indicators
  • 5. How to Conduct Key Informant Interviews
  • 6. Child Needs Assessment Tool Kit
  • 7. National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) Campaign: Street Intercept Survey
  • 8. Focus Group Guide
  • 9. Community Health Needs Assessment Guidelines
  • 10. “Concentrated Rural Poverty and the Geography of Exclusion”
  • 11. What is Policy? Fact Sheet
  • 12. Racial Equity Impact Assessments
  • 13. Hispanics/Latinos and HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet
  • 14. Risk Factors and Recommendations: HIV/AIDS and Rural Hispanic Immigrant Women
  • 15. Rural Hispanic Immigrant’s Perspectives on HIV/AIDS
  • 16. “The Undercurrents Impending HIV Prevention/Testing Among Rural Hispanic Immigrants”

Case Studies

  • 1. “Growing from Groundwork: Stories and Tools from the Reproductive Movement”
  • 2. Southern Echo
  • 3. “Our People are Still Resisting”: Farm Worker Community Organizing and the Texas Agricultural System

Section Overview: Action


  • 1. Action Planning Worksheet
  • 2. Treatment Access and Advocacy Toolkit
  • 3. Austin Roundtable Guide: Proposed Plan, Format and Instructions
  • 4. Evaluating Community Collaborations
  • 5. Grassroots Advocacy 101
  • 6. How to Work With Elected Officials
  • 7. Toolkit: Organizing a Community Forum
  • 8. Public Participation Toolbox
  • 9. Partnership Tools
  • 10. Sample Letter to Elected Officials: Raising a Concern
  • 11. How to Testify at a Public Hearing
  • 12. Social Marketing Plan
  • 13. Types of Civic Engagement and Action
  • 14. Lay-Health Worker Outreach
  • 15. Women’s Health Literacy
  • 16. Working with the Media: Nonprofit Toolkit
  • 17. Sample Letter to Stakeholder

Case Studies

  • 1. The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) Organizes North Carolina Advocates to Participate in the National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange
  • 2. The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) Law Enforcement Safety Training Program

Section Overview: Evaluation


  • 1. Coalition Member Assessment
  • 2. Evaluating Community Collaborations
  • 3. Evaluation of a Community Forum
  • 4. Empowerment Evaluation
  • 5. Tracking Legislative Visits Tool
  • 6. Community Development Evaluation
  • 7. Press Releases Log
  • 8. Social Marketing Evaluation Plan
  • 9. Strategies to Overcome Evaluation Barriers
  • 10. Tips for Successful Evaluation
  • 11. Additional Resources

Case Studies

  • 1. Promoting Healthy Public Policy through Community-Based Participatory Research: Ten Case Studies
  • 2. Realidad Latina: Latino adolescents, their school, and a university use Photo Voice to examine and address the influence of immigration

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