Faces, Voices and Places supports the most vulnerable communities in the Americas through a participatory methodology. The initiative's methodology helps define priorities, coordinate actions and implement interventions to overcome community-identified challenges that keep these vulnerable communities from achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The methodology comprises five steps:
- Community Selection & Initial Diagnosis: Communities are
selected by ministries of health in collaboration with PAHO/WHO
representatives, among others. Participating communities are selected
based on their levels of poverty and vulnerability in health. As part of
this process, an initial diagnosis takes place and a baseline is
- Participatory Diagnostics: Based on the results of the
situation analysis and the process of community organization, a
community participatory diagnosis takes place using the Action Research
Methodology, confirming the construction of the baseline/
- Defining Key Interventions: Commissions are created for each
of the MDGs, in which community members, supported by experts, work to
define, plan and implement key interventions.
- Monitoring & Follow-Up: Monitoring instruments are created to evaluate progress and the impact of interventions and to support follow-up.
- Dissemination: Through this process there will be periodic
updates on the initiative's progress and on opportunities and remaining
challenges to achieving the MDGs at the local, national, subregional and
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