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Public health helps guard communities against preventable diseases, controls disease outbreaks, and promotes healthier lifestyles. But public health can’t stand alone, communication plays an important role in keeping your community healthy. Accurately reporting on health issues is critical because rumors and inaccurate information have devastating consequences that can harm not only individuals but communities and whole countries.

YALICares is designed to increase awareness and literacy on health matters and encourage you to serve as community health advocates. You play a vital role in promoting public health and as a network you can work together for a healthier Africa.

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Effective Communication for Healthy Outcomes

Accurate health information — crafting the message, prioritizing audiences, and creating a health communications awareness campaign — leads to healthy communities.

Organize a YALICares Session

Are you ready to take the next steps and be a community health advocate? Organize a YALICares session today using one of the YALI Network resources below.

Women’s Health Resources

Women's Health Workbook

You can advocate for women’s health and accurate women’s health information using the resources below.

This Women’s Health Workbook includes the facts and resources you need to better understand five of the most prevalent health issues facing women across sub-Saharan Africa. Download the Workbook today to start learning how you can advocate for women’s health in your community.

Women's Health YALILearns Session

In coordination with the Africa4Her Women’s Health Workbook, this Facilitation Guide will walk you through how to facilitate a YALILearns session on some of the most important issues in women’s health.

Gender-Based Violence YALILearns Session

You can lead a YALILearns session about gender-based violence using the “What is Gender-Based Violence?” Video Vignette Series and the Facilitation Guide below.