Assessing community readiness for change
Increasing community capacity
Creating a climate that makes change possible
This Community Readiness Handbook was prepared in response to the many requests from the field for an easy-to-use guide. In the pages that follow, the key concepts of the model are described in a practical, step-by-step manner. The purpose is to guide communities or researchers in using the model to better understand the process of community change and to develop effective, culturally appropriate, and community-specific strategies for prevention and intervention. It is our hope that this handbook will facilitate those efforts in working toward healthier communities.