Christina Holt

Christina Holt

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Christina works to give people tools to change the world -- and to measure progress along the way. 

Christina specializes in capacity building for community change and improvement and supporting evaluation of community-based efforts. At the Work Group, Christina directs the Community Tool Box, a free global resource which offers 7,000 pages of practical guidance for creating change and improvement, and leads development of the Community Check Box Evaluation System. Christina has served as a speaker and technical consultant for groups including the World Health Organization, World Bank, United Nations, and the Institute of Medicine.

Christina's experience includes facilitating community processes, including community health assessment and community health improvement, providing technical assistance and training on core competencies for community health and development, and supporting data collection and analysis for community research and evaluation. Christina's passion is helping people make a difference on socially important issues.

Christina received her master's degree in Human Development (Child and Developmental Psychology) from the University of Kansas.

Associate Director, Community Tool Box Services,
Director of Training and Technical Assistance,

M.A. Human Development, University of Kansas

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Recent Publications

Fawcett, S., Schultz, J., Collie-Akers, V., Holt, C., Watson-Thompson, J., and Francisco, V. (in Press). Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Health Initiatives using the Community Check Box Evaluation System. In N. Wallerstein et al. (Eds.). (3rd edition). Community-based participatory research for health. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Fawcett, S.B., Schultz, J., Collie-Akers, V., Holt, C. and Watson-Thompson, J. (2016). Community development for population health and health equity. (pp. 443-460). In P. Erwin and R. Brownson (Eds.), Scutchfield and Keck’s Principles of Public Health Practice. 4th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Holt, C.M., & Wolff, T. J. (2015) The Community Tool Box, a Comprehensive Tool and a Sample of What You Will Find There: Community Assessment Methods – Conducting a SWOT Analysis. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 6(1).

Holt, C. M., Fawcett, S. B., Schultz, J. A., Berkowitz, B., Wolff, T. J. Francisco, V. T. (2013). Building Community Practice Competencies Globally through the Community Tool Box. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 4(4), 1-8.

Holt, C., Fawcett, S., Schultz, J., Jones, J., Berkowitz, W., Wolff, T., Francisco, V., Rabinowitz, P. (2013) Disseminating Online Tools for Building Capacity among Community Practitioners. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 41:3, 201-211,