Training and Technical AssistanceAt HRiA, we believe that engaged and skilled youth and adults are critical elements of creating positive and lasting change. Through training, technical assistance, coaching, and mentoring, HRiA works with youth and adult leaders, community coalitions, state and local institutions, and nonprofit organizations to build and sustain healthy communities. Whether working with young people to hone their advocacy skills around tobacco policy, partnering with parent leaders to build a healthier home and work environment, or providing strategic counsel to statewide organizations looking to build more inclusive, culturally competent programming, HRiA has the knowledge and skill to help you achieve your public health goals and objectives. Our expertise includes the following:
- Trainings: Building skills, providing tools and resources, and creating opportunities for peer learning through face-to-face and web-based formats. Content areas include assessment and evaluation, coalition building, collaborative leadership, engaging diverse populations, policy and environmental change strategies, strategic planning, and youth development. Trainings are also offered on topical areas such as asthma, substance abuse, tobacco, violence, teen pregnancy, and lead.
- Technical Assistance: Working directly with adults and youth to apply learned skills and strategies within organizations and communities on topics such as meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, action planning, and effective advocacy and policy change approaches.
- Coaching: Providing individualized support to a young person or an adult to hone their leadership skills while engaging their peers in organizational or community change efforts.
- Mentoring: Creating opportunities for individuals and groups to work with and build the skills of others by sharing their successes and challenges.