Tools & Resources
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 document provides a two-page summary of steps in the Action Center's Communicate guide.
This toolkit (from Public Health Reaching Across Sectors) provides evidence-based framing and messaging tools and strategies to help public health professionals communicate across sectors.
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 guide (from CHR&R) provides tools and ideas that help you assess your partnership's strengths and capacity needs, and explore how to further maximize your existing network and build connections with those who believe in your mission and want to invest in your community.
This tool (from The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University) provides actionable guidance and checklists for completing a program evaluation process.
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 explore the many factors that influence health, including social and economic opportunities like good schools, stable jobs, and strong social networks are foundational to living long and well. All CHR&R Action Learning Guides can be used by individuals, groups, and coalitions.