Publication DesignClinic-CBO Collaboration Toolkit
PATA is an action network of front-line health providers and health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa working to positively change programs, practices and policies in the pediatric and HIV response. The PATA network offers a platform for regional collaboration, capacity building, peer-to-peer exchange and learning.
The C3 (Clinic-CBO-Collaboration) Project is a collaboration between PATA and Positive Action for Children’s Fund. The project works across nine countries and 36 community-clinic collaborations to identify how transformative collaborations at a local level between CBOs and clinics can be to local health responses.
As the C3 Project was coming to a close, Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) and PATA wanted to capture the lessons from the project in a tool that could be widely used across sub-Saharan Africa. They decided to create a user-friendly guide for clinics and community-based organizations to navigate on-going partnerships, a challenge given the immense amount of learning they wanted to convey and the relative complexity of the issue areas, from establishing the partnership to navigating problems, creating monitoring and learning frameworks, identifying resources to managing communications.
Working closely with PATA’s writer and project team, I transformed the text into a useable guide to help clinics and community-based organizations navigate the sometimes complicated dynamics of a partnership. I suggested we incorporate a character “Patience” whose story could be illustrated throughout the toolkit, and created graphics for each of the 30+ tools in the toolkit. As a part of the document, we created some stand-alone graphics that PATA will be able to use for future publications and projects, as well as blank tools that can be directly used by readers or participants in the accompanying online course, “Be Connected”. The toolkit was translated into French, and I applied the layout to the French text and edited the graphics.
Paediatric – Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA)
Publication layout (both English and French versions)
Preparation of document for online use and professional printing
"Jennifer really took on board what was required and created a great product that people visually want to engage with."
Director, Positive Action for Children Fund and Patient Advocacy
"The Clinic-Community Collaboration Toolkit that Jennifer designed has been a huge success - in the six weeks since it’s launch, PATA and PACF have showcased the toolkit at two international HIV conferences and have successfully distributed more than 700 hard copies to date, with many more downloaded on our website. The design has no doubt attracted people to the displays but more than that, the designs used within the toolkit have sparked conversations with delegates (community based practitioners and policy makers) from across the African continent, really generating discussions on what constitutes a community healthcare system and what links should be included."
Senior Programme Manager, PATA/C3 Programme
PATA developed a cascade of care concept that shows where different activities happen along the care continuum, and highlights potential “leakage points” where pregnant mothers, infants and children/adolescents are being lost from the HIV care and treatment cascade.