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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Program Evaluation Steps

This CDC evaluation framework gives public health professionals a starting point for evaluating public health programs. The evaluation includes six steps, which should generally be done in order. The website describes specific activities and best practices for each step. On the site, there is also a list of suggestions for maximizing the usefulness and reach of evaluation reports.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Community Briefing Prevention Toolkit: Town Hall Meetings

Town hall meetings engage communities in key public health issues and garner support for programs addressing those issues. This 36-page toolkit provides step-by-step instructions to assist in coordinating and promoting a town hall meeting. The toolkit focuses on underage drinking prevention, but it is also useful for planning meetings that address other health topics. The toolkit is available in Spanish and has a facilitator's guide, event planning checklists, templates for press releases, and more.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs

The CHANGE tool helps public health workers understand the policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in place in their community, and then develop a community action plan to ensure those strategies support healthy lifestyles. CHANGE was developed to assess the risk factors that contribute to chronic diseases in five community settings, such as health care, schools and worksites, and create an action plan. The following resources can be downloaded from the website: Free templates for adapting the CHANGE model in a community Worksheets for developing an action plan and summarizing findings Sample policy briefs and presentations for sharing results with partners Selected templates and resources in Spanish

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Assess Needs & Resources Guide

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Assess Needs & Resources Guide helps users understand the needs of their community and provides guidance in deciding where to focus public health efforts. It was developed by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This guide includes the free Data Drilldown Exercise  [PDF - 613 kB], which helps users analyze County Health Rankings data for their county. Read the Data Drilldown Guide for tips on interpreting your community's current health status and identifying appropriate next steps.

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Healthy People 2020

MAP-IT: A Guide to Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community – Assess

The Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track (MAP-IT) framework guides users in all stages of planning programs that focus on reaching the Healthy People 2020 objectives. The "Assess" section of the MAP-IT guide encourages users to ask key questions about the community's available resources and priorities. In the guide, users can find the following: A brainstorming exercise that helps users to take stock of the community's strengths The "Prioritizing Issues" worksheet helps users identify the severity of key issues facing the community and the likely impact of potential interventions

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Healthy People 2020

MAP-IT: A Guide to Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community – Implement

MAP-IT provides guidance in all stages of developing projects that help communities meet the federal Healthy People 2020 objectives. The "Implement" section of MAP-IT helps to answer the following questions: Is the work and strategy being carried out aligned with the work plan? What can be improved? A sample survey helps users track project development, project goals, and make improvements in response to stakeholder feedback. The guide also advises users on how to develop a plan for sharing accomplishments with others in the community.

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Healthy People 2020

MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community – Plan

The planning section of MAP-IT guides users through all the stages of developing community projects focused on the federal government's Healthy People 2020 objectives. This section helps answer the following key questions: What is the goal? What is needed to reach the goal? Who will do it? How will users know when they have reached the goal? This section focuses on setting achievable, realistic targets for health outcomes and performance. Examples of measures that communities have used for developing and monitoring health objectives are available in the planning section. The Potential Health Measures [PDF - 88 kB] tool describes measures in 13 categories, from growth and nutrition to physical environment.

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National Association of County & City Health Officials

MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Framework

The MAPP Framework is a community driven, strategic planning tool for improving the performance of local public health systems and creating healthy communities. Developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials and CDC, MAPP helps communities prioritize their health issues and identify resources using six phases: Organizing Visioning Assessments Strategic issues Goals/strategies Action cycle The website has numerous resources, including technical assistance for conducting each phase, a peer assistance network for MAPP users, tip sheets, and case studies.

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CDC's National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Partnership Toolkit: Program Version

This toolkit helps users talk about and create partnerships for building and supporting programs. Its sections cover the following four stages of partnering: Determining the need for partnerships Developing partnerships Evaluating partnerships Sustaining partnerships Each section provides definitions, action steps, tips, and questions to assist in the process.

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National Cancer Institute

Pink Book: Make Health Communication Programs Work

This in-depth, online guide for planning and implementing a communication program is adaptable to many intended audiences, topics, and budget. It provides a stepwise planning framework and interactive components to help users design a communication program.

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