Improving health responses

Improving the impact of peer work in public health

Here is all our information about improving health responses.

Peer organisations and programs have a unique and vital role in public health responses.

The W3 Framework shows how peer work fits within an overall health response. It can help guide strategic and program planning to maximise the impact of public health responses.

Using the W3 Framework can help peer workers improve their own work. Furthermore, it can help mainstream health organisations and policymakers ensure they provide a supportive environment for peer work.

Essential guide to improving peer responses

Petrina Hilton

Using the W3 Framework can help peer responses adapt and improve their work. Here's how.

The W3 Framework Guide

Peer responses can use the W3 Framework to enhance their monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practice. It supports peer responses to design their MEL processes to gather meaningful information that can help guide peer responses to ways they can continually improve their work. This can ultimately help improve the overall health response.

We designed this guide to help you understand the W3 Framework and apply it to your peer response. It puts together everything we have learned so far throughout the W3 Project.

The guide has three parts: an overview of the W3 Framework itself, a step-by-step guide to applying it, and a toolkit to help the application process.

Petrina Hilton

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