HOW CAN I SHARE MY IEC TOOLS
WITH BEATCHAGAS PLATFORM?
If you have developed materials, activities, or strategies related to IEC-Chagas, share them with GT6-IEC. The technical group assesses contributions in order to make them available to people, organizations, institutions, and governments.
The tools shared with GT6-IEC should follow a series of criteria and be based, as much as possible, on evidence and studies that verify the validity and impact of the tools.
If you have resources or strategies that fulfill these requirements, the technical group can assess them and make them available through the BeatChagas platform.
Established Definition Criteria
Resource: includes all evidence-based IEC materials that have been created to promote the control of Chagas disease.
Strategy: includes all interventions that have been performed in order to control Chagas disease, that are evidence-based and/or that have been validated for their impact.
Experience: includes all interventions that you have performed related to Chagas disease.
Detection: defined as all actions or resources in IEC aimed toward detecting new situations, both at the entomological level and at the level of human cases in unknown areas.
Follow-Up: defined as all actions or resources in IEC aimed toward improving support after diagnosis. Includes strategies in a holistic sense, from biomedical to psycho-social aspects; and using various techniques, from the arts to new technology.
Awareness-raising: defined as all actions or resources in IEC that aim to transmit messages to the public that improve understanding of the problem at both an individual and collective level.
Community mobilization: defined as all actions or resources in IEC that drive community organization toward understanding, reflection, and teamwork for the purpose of controlling Chagas disease.
The technical group has an editorial committee that evaluates all IEC tools that are shared. Assessments are given based on the previously-defined criteria. The committee will respond with their final decision within one month of submission.