Manuals, Training Curricula, and Tools

Since our inception, AIHA has worked hand in hand with our partners and international experts to promote the use of scientific evidence in healthcare decision-making.

Below you will find a selection of manuals, curricula, and other tools that have been developed and implemented to improve quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services at our partner institutions around the globe.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

AIHA worked with members of our primary healthcare partnerships in Eurasia and noted regional and international experts to create manuals and guidelines designed to improve clinical practice at our Primary Healthcare Centers and Family Medicine Centers throughout the region.

Rooted in evidence-based medicine, these clinical pathways helped practitioners ensure appropriate, effective care by utilizing interventions that are based on sound research and optimizing the management of limited resources.

Community Leadership Development

AIHA’s Community Leadership Development Program (CLDP), funded by the Open World Leadership Center at the US Library of Congress, operated from 2002-2006. More than 350 healthcare, civic, and political decision-makers from Russia and Uzbekistan participated in the program, which was designed to build health system capacity by introducing delegates to successful community-based initiatives and programs.

Emergency and Disaster Medicine

Working with our partners, noted national and international experts, and other key stakeholders, AIHA developed curricula and training materials designed to teach emergency medical skills and coordination strategies for responding effectively to situations ranging from routine medical cases to disasters involving mass casualties. These materials served as the basis for skills-based courses taught at our network of Emergency Medical Services Training Centers spanning Eurasia.

Emergency and Disaster Medicine
  • First Responder EMS Curriculum for Training Centers in Eurasia: Instructor Manual
    This curriculum was the result of AIHA’s efforts to address the need expressed by the Emergency Medical Services Training Centers (EMSTCs) for a curriculum more specifically tailored to non-medical personnel, such as police and firefighters, who are often the first ones on the scene of an accident, medical emergency, or disaster.AIHA commissioned partners at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Emergency Medicine Visions International, Inc. to adapt the U.S. Department of Transportation’s First Responder National Standard Curriculum for the CEE/Eurasia region. This curriculum represented the current state of the art for first responder training. The adapted curriculum was been reviewed by emergency and disaster medicine experts from several Eurasian countries.  Revised edition.
  • First Responder EMS Curriculum for Training Centers in Eurasia: Student Manual
    This curriculum was the student counterpart of the manual described above.

Tools for Improving Primary Healthcare Services for Women and Youth

With the goal of improving the quality of primary healthcare services targeting women, children, and young adults, AIHA and our partners developed a number of surveys and focus group questions designed to determine risks and needs for these populations as a way to better promote healthy lifestyle choices and develop appropriate, needs-driven interventions.


AIHA staff and partners routinely highlight successful programs at national, regional, and international conferences and symposia. A selection of these presentations is showcased below as PDFs: