Outreach Reference Manual
HOP's Outreach Reference Manual is a comprehensive reference for outreach programs to improve program effectiveness and sustainability. Tackling such topics as cultural competency, health education, recruitment and retention, needs assessment, planning, and evaluation, the variety of information included is not just relevant for outreach staff, but for everyone working to improve access in the community.
HOP is in the process of updating chapters and creating new chapters based on the National Outreach Guidelines for Underserved Populations. While the original manual was geared specifically toward farmworker health outreach programs, HOP’s new Outreach Reference Manual chapters provide direction for how to most effectively use outreach to increase access to and utilization of comprehensive primary health care services across many underserved communities. In 2015, we are proud to release two updated chapters on Outreach Program Planning and Evaluation and onClinical Outreach (coming soon!).
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Outreach Reference Manual 2nd Edition
Farm Work & Farmworkers, Farmworker Health Overview, Legal Issues Affecting Farmworkers, Cultural Sensitivity, Resources for Understanding Farmworkers
Chapter 2: Maximizing Your Resources
Getting Started with Outreach, Understanding Roles: The 7 Hats of Outreach, Being Prepared: HOP’s Magic Trunk, Identifying Existing Resources, Enlisting Volunteers, Collaboration & Technical Assistance
Chapter 3: Hiring an Outreach Team
Identifying Ideal Qualities & Skills of an Outreach Team, Job Description Basics, Advertising for Job Openings, Interviewing Outreach Staff Candidates, Staff Orientation
Chapter 4: Motivating & Retaining an Outreach Team
Supervision, Outreach Protocols, Individual Staff Work Plans, Ongoing Training & Professional Development, Motivating Staff
Chapter 5: Conducting a Farmworker Needs Assessment
Establishing Your Advisory Panel & Work Groups, Planning Your Needs Assessment, Developing Data Collection Tools, Conducting the Assessment, Using Your Findings
Chapter 6: Outreach Program Planning
Preparing for the Planning Meeting, Conducting the Planning Meeting, Writing the Plan, Keeping the Plan Active!
Chapter 7: Evaluating an Outreach Program
Planning Your Evaluation, Collecting & Analyzing Evaluation Data, Using Your Evaluation Findings
Chapter 8: Health Education Fundamentals
Getting Started with Health Education, Considering Logistics for Health Education, Using Popular Education Principles, Adult versus Child Learning, Evaluating Health Education Sessions
Chapter 9: Outreach-Centered Health Education Recipes
Quick & Easy Health Education Tools, Pesticide Exposure, Heat Stress, Diabetes & Obesity, Stress, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Family Communication About Sexuality