Family Voices Project IMPACT Focus Group Toolkit

Since 2011, Family Voices Project IMPACT has been working with Family Voices State Affiliate Organizations (SAOs) and Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) as part our Health & Wellness Initiative, providing training, tips, and tools to help them facilitate family focus groups around health and wellness topics.

This Toolkit is designed to help anyone interested in running a focus group with families, to help make such a focus group as easy as possible.

Focus Group Scripts

Focus group scripts are available, as well as training designed especially to help family leaders learn to facilitate focus groups. Scripts are built on the Bright Futures health promotion themes. Please contact Family Voices if you are interested in using one or more of these scripts.

Topics Currently Available Include:

Child Development • Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being • Healthy Food and Eating • Physical Activity • Oral Health • Healthy Sexual Development and Sexuality • Safety and Injury Prevention • Life Course


Family Voices has also developed a toolkit which includes everything you need to coordinate your focus group:

  • Templates for Note Taking (specific to each script)
The focus group is an amazing way to learn from families what is important to them, what they know, what they want, and how to figure out new ways of improving health outcomes. These actions don't have to cost a lot of money, and doing these things can increase community connections and decrease isolation and stress.
For more information, contact Family Voices at 888-835-5669