A series of Bridge Guides has been designed for practitioners (social workers, therapists, outreach workers, health care professionals, etc.) to help them incorporate sound health practices into their interventions. They are designed to help bridge the gap between the non-medically trained staff and local health care professionals (particularly in low-resource settings). They are also designed to help standardize and streamline the health care your beneficiaries receive under your care. They are not designed to replace a health care consultant, but may aid in decision-making. Recently they have been translated into Thai and Russian. With further funding, they will be translated into many other languages. Bridge Guides include:

  • Medical kit guidelines – for your adaptation to drop-in center or residential shelter
  • Health information questionnaire (for use as an intake tool)
  • Medical Intake form – for the client’s history and physical exam – to be filled out by a doctor as an initial health check (and retained for your documentation)
  • A follow-up clinic form
  • A guide to testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • A Vaccine Primer
  • Suicide prevention guidelines
  • Sleep regulation guidelines
  • Deliberate Self-harm guidelines
  • Human Papilloma Virus: what you need to know

More Bridge Guides in process:

  • Essential practices for health care of trafficked people
  • Infectious disease policy guidelines
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis of HIV and HBV
  • Staff care/self care – avoiding compassion fatigue and burn-out

To access the Bridge Guides, use the links below.

Register to download Bridge Guides in English

Register to download Bridge Guides in Russian

Register to download Bridge Guides in Thai

Register to download Bridge Guides in Bulgarian