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Tools for Action

This site (from the Catholic Health Association of the United States) provides clarity about what qualifies as community benefit investments. It can be found in the Healthcare Professionals...

Tools for Action

This is a free online tool (from, registration required) that provides a template for planning your advocacy/policy evaluation approach. 

It can be found in:...

Tools for Action

This tool (from CHR&R) is a template that will help you create a detailed action plan expressed in terms of goals, objectives and activities with expected results. This tool and more...

Tools for Action

This tool developed by the Catholic Health Association, is a comprehensive guide to community health assessments that incorporates requirements from both the PPACA and the Internal Revenue Services....

Tools for Action

This tool (from the Alameda County, CA Health Department) walks through the process the department undertook with two neighborhood groups to conduct participatory community assessments...

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This tool (from RWJF) provides guidance on how to message the social determinants of health including best practices in language and choosing words, using data to support, not make, your case,...

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This website allows users to create custom maps using data from multiple data sources. The site's blog is designed for communities to learn from and share with each other. It can be found in ...

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This short video (from Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement) is part of the Going Beyond Clinical Walls series, which is designed to support conversations that identify problems and...

Tools for Action

This tool (from de Beaumont Foundation, Duke University Medical Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is dedicated to supporting collaboration between primary care and public...

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This PDF (from Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service) contains final Internal Revenue Service regulations that provide guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospital...