County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, A Healthier Nation, County by County

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Explore guides and tools for improving health.

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Explore programs and policies that work!

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Key findings from the last four years of County Health Rankings and other national reports.

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Tools & Resources

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Tools for Action

This tool was designed for forums focused on recovery and addiction but can easily be used for any issue. It includes sample flyers, agendas, evaluations, and training materials for speakers to help...

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This tool, from the Midwest Academy, provides a focal point for a group campaign planning process. It poses the necessary questions in a logical order and moves people through the planning process...

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Blending experience and candid advice from grantmakers, this guide (from GrantCraft) explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage...

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This Action Plan illustrates how 2013 RWJF Culture of Health Prize-winner, Fall River, MA Partners for a Healthy Community uses the County Health Rankings model as an organizing tool for their...

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This tool highlights suggestions from foundations, including assessing a foundation's own capacity for evaluation; encouraging a sense of ownership among grantees around the evaluation process;...

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This tool from Build Healthy Places Network can help community development and health partners speak the same language. It can be found in the Community Development guide under Communicate.

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This project, run by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health, has created a series of maps that prominently display life expectancy values alongside common...

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The Building Healthy Places Toolkit, from Urban Land Institute, includes 21 evidence-based recommendations related to physical activity, food and water, and the environment. This tool can be found in...

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What Works for Health: Strategies to Improve Rural Health outlines key steps toward building healthy communities – rural, urban, and anywhere in between – along with some specific policies and...

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This tool is a collection of current best practices, tools, evidence, and stories for those assessing health impact in community development efforts. It can be found in the Community Development...