Looking for a shortcut to effectively use What Works for Health, our tool to help you find evidence-informed policies, programs, systems, and environmental changes that can make a difference locally? We've added a new resource to help you do just that.
This Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) tool, developed by the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) at the University of Missouri, supports users in assessing the health of their communities. Users can create custom data reports at the county-level using a wide range of indicators from many data sources, including the County Health Rankings.
The Planner’s Playbook: A Community-Centered Approach to Improving Health & Equity (from ChangeLab Solutions) provides guidance, resources, concrete steps, and examples for planners who wish to center equity in their planning practice, with the aim of producing communities of opportunity and prosperity for all.
This too, from CDC, provides an overview of the evidence gathering process and examples of the kinds of evidence and data to gather. It also includes useful checklists and worksheets to guide your process.
This Action Learning Guide provides a blend of guidance, tools, and hands-on activities to help you engage and partner with community residents in a meaningful way. Engaging community members, especially people most often left out or unheard is an essential part of improving health outcomes and advancing equity. All CHR&R Action Learning Guides can be used by individuals, groups, and coalitions.
This Action Learning Guide provides a blend of guidance, tools, and hands-on activities to help you identify and implement strategies to promote health and equity, so that fair and just opportunities for good health can be a reality for everyone in your community. All CHR&R Action Learning Guides can be used by individuals, groups, and coalitions.