Healthy Communities

SOPHE is committed to supporting healthy communities by reducing chronic disease through policy, systems and environmental change. SOPHE is one of 5 national organizations working with CDC on the ACHIEVE program (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change). For more information, visit:

Below is a brief list of useful resources:

ACHIEVE Insert - Learn more about SOPHE's work with the CDC's Healthy Communities Program by viewing this special insert located here.

ACHIEVE Media Guide (PDF) & Press Materials Template (DOC)

ACHIEVE Resources Guide: Sustaining the Movement

Coalition Guide Resource - SOPHE has developed 5 easy to use fact sheets to assist and guide communities and leaders through the process of building a coalition.

Community Commons - Community Commons (beta 2.0) is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities' movement. For details, visit:

Guide to The Community Preventive Services - The Community Guide is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. For details and to access the guide, visit:

Resource on Publishing Your Work - These streamlined fact sheets are designed to encourage you and help you through the process of getting your work published.

  1. Thinking About Getting Your Work Published
  2. Doing Your Homework
  3. The 5 Stage Writing Process
  4. Navigating the Publication Process