The goal of community-based health and first aid (CBHFA) is the creation of a healthy community. Growing a healthy community is a lifelong process, one that requires persistence and constant nurturing. Therefore, the CBHFA commitment is a long-term engagement.
CBHFA is an integrated community-based approach in which Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers work with their communities in disease prevention, health promotion, first aid and disaster preparedness and response. With this integrated approach, different aspects of vulnerability are identified and addressed. The community is at the centre of the process.
This Facilitator Guide is written for CBHFA in action facilitators. It is a resource to assist you in preparing CBHFA in action volunteers for the important work they will perform in their own communities.