The CitieS-Health Toolkit provides a customised and interactive collection of adaptable instruments to empower anybody to engage communities to solve issues of common concerns and deploy actions for making your world a better place to live in.
The tools are meant to guide people from crowdsourcing, exploring and defining environmental and health issues that affect their communities, until implementing bottom-up actions to enable change. In this journey, the CitieS-Health Toolkit provides specific and adaptable solutions for identifying a common problem, design a citizens-driven research study, and proactively collect data to provide evidence that informs actions. If you believe in openness, participation, and citizens’ empowerment to enable change in society, this is the place for you!
The CitieS-Health Toolkit is designed to enable an interactive experience in designing a brand new collaborative bottom-up intervention or as an aide to your own existing participatory study. Are you a citizen who is worried about an environmental and/or health issue affecting your community and wants to tackle it through a participatory approach? Are you a scientist who wants to explore the potential of citizen science to solve environmental epidemiology concerns? Are you a public authority that wants to leverage the power of citizens to develop more informed policies? Or are you a business that wants to engage with citizens to contribute to making your area a better place to live and work? In any of these cases, the CitieS-Health can be of great help to you!
The toolkit takes also into account that all citizen science projects are iterative in nature and you can choose the tools that are relevant to you now! Are you setting up a new study and want to identify an issue that is affecting your community? Do you already have an issue defined and want to design a citizen science intervention to address it? Do you need assistance in collecting and analysing data thus deploying your previously designed study? Or are you wondering how to proactively design actions based on the evidence you have collected? The toolkit allows you to choose your point of departure across these four phases. Tell us where you are in your project, and the CitieS-Health Toolkit will assist you in the design of a personalised journey for your intervention!