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Rapid Assessment and Action Planning Process: A Method and Tools to Enable Ministries of Education and Health Assess and Strengthen Their Capacity to Promote Health Through Schools

The RAAPP is subtitled "A Method and Tools to Enable Ministries of Education and Health to Assess and Strengthen their Core Elements of Capacity to Promote Health Through Schools." The resource notes that "[a] committed, in-country core team is required to conduct the RAAPP. The team is inter-ministerial, including representatives from the education and health ministries. The team collects data and develops plans to improve national capacity to improve school health programs. The team is led by a focal point, a high-level official with the ability to garner support for the process and a coordinator." It is through this analysis and planning process that intersectoral partnerships are developed. The only limitation of the resource is that it does not address how to bring the appropriate stakeholders to the table to participate in the process. A fairly high level of commitment is required just to use the tool. More information about the tool is available at http://www.who.int/school_youth_health/media/en/454.pdf.