Capacity Building for Rural Agencies

Project Summary

During 2011 CERSH coordinated a research, workforce capacity building and documentation project for rural sexual health promotion planning and evaluation. This CERSH program supported rural agencies working in sexual health to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks around their current action plans, to engender a culture of evaluation and to develop a strengthened practice of reporting and publication.

The components of the project were:

  • Documentation of a number of sexual health promotion initiatives undertaken in Goulburn Valley and northeast Victoria using a case study approach
  • The production of a resource manual to accompany the training for workers and agencies
  • An independent evaluation of the role and capacity of CERSH to support rural sexual health promotion
  • Two workshops to build the capacity of agencies undertaking sexual health promotion to effectively design, implement and evaluate their initiatives

Project Contact

For more information on this project please contact Dr Alana Hulme-Chambers on

Project Resources

The below resources were used in developing this project and at the workshops held for rural service workers.