Here is a listing of manuals for using the Positive Deviance Approach on various sectors, developed by various organizations throughout the world.


  1. Monique Sternin, Jerry Sternin, David Marsh,Designing a Community-Based Nutrition Program Using the Hearth Model and the Positive Deviance Approach - A Field Guide, 1998.
  2. CORE Group, Guidance for the Effective Use of Consultants to Starts Up PD/Hearth Initiatives, 2003.
  3. CORE Group, USAID, Counterpart India, Positive Deviance and Hearth: Mechanisms for Community-Based Management of Malnutrition, 2003.
  4. CORE Group, Positive Deviance & Hearth ; Suatu Pendekatakan Perubahan Perilaku & Pos Gizi, 2004.
  5. CORE Group, Positive Deviance/Hearth Essential Element; A Resource Guide for Sustainbly Rehabilitating Malnourished Children (Addemdum), 2005.
  6. USAID, Save The Children, Positive Deviance Resource Centre (PDRC), Kurikulum dan Modul Praktik dan Pemulihan Gizi (KP3G) melalui pendekatan Positive  Deviance, 2008. [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
  7. The Positive Deviance Initiative, Basic Field Guide to the Positive Deviance Approach, 2010.
  8. PLAN, Positive Deviance Resource Centre (PDRC FKM UI), Buku Pegangan Kader 1, Pengenalan Pendekatan Penyimpangan Positif di Pos Gizi, 2011.
  9. PLAN, Positive Deviance Resource Centre FKM UI,Buku Pegangan Kader 2, Pelaksanaan Pos Gizi, 2011.

Health Care

  1. Maryland Patient Safety Center, MRSA Field Guide: Maryland Patient Safety Center 2007, 2007.

Vulnerable Populations Manuals

  1. CEPDA, Female Genital Mutilation Abandonment in Egypt, 2004.

Public Health

  1. Helen Keller International and  Africare, Pregnant Women Support Group Program – Training of Trainers, 2006.
  2. Save The Children, Maternal and Newborn Health, 2005.

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Part Two

  • 1 How to MobilizeComm cover.pdf
  • 2 How to MobilizeCommTable of Contents.pdf
  • 3 How to MobilizeComm Acknowledgments Introd pdf.pdf
  • 4 How to MobilizeComm chapter 1 Prepare to Mobilize.pdf
  • 5 How to MobilizeComm chapter 2 Organize Comm for Action.pdf
  • 6 How to MobilizeComm chapter 3 Explore Health Issue Set Priorities.pdf
  • 7 How to MobilizeComm chapter 4 Plan Together.pdf
  • 8 How to MobilizeComm chapter 5 Act Together.pdf
  • 9 How to MobilizeComm chapter 6 Evaluate Together.pdf
  • 10 How to MobilizeComm chapter 7 Prepare to Scale Up.pdf

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