Resource Library: social and behavioral change
Strengthening Health Talks Training Manual
This manual provides step-by-step instructions to facilitate a half-day training workshop to improve the quality of group counseling sessions and health talks. Recognizing that health workers’ time is already limited, the workshop described in this manual requires only a few hours and includes content and practical exercises that focus on key changes health workers can make to ensure their health talks are more effective. The learning activities in this manual provide information and practical exercises on adult learning principles, communication and facilitation skills, and planning. This manual can be used with facility or community-based staff who provide group counseling, facilitate health talks, or lead support groups.