Category: community health

Improving vaccine acceptance

Language that works to improve vaccine acceptance communications cheat sheet Based on a poll by the de Beaumont Foundation and Frank Luntz, in partnership with the American Public Health Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and Resolve to Save Lives, an Initiative of Vital Strategies. A nationwide survey of…

Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers

The Guide to Effectively Educating State and Local Policymakers is a timely resource that facilitates the action steps needed to educate policymakers on relevant health policy issues. The guide stems from the curriculum of SOPHE’s State Health Policy Institute (SHPI) that ran from 2009-2011. The guide is comprised of six chapters…

Report: National Organizations Empowering Communities to Improve Population Health

The final report of the Partnering4Health three-year project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall goal of CDC’s funding was to implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence- and practice-based community health activities that promote health equity and eventually lead to a five percent reduction in the rate…

Partnering4Health Sustainability Toolkit

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the United States. As a result, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion funds programs that help communities promote healthy behaviors and environments where Americans live, learn, work,…

Integrating Services for Community Health

A community-clinical linkages toolkit for local WIC agencies. This toolkit was specifically created for local WIC agencies aiming to create partnerships between community organizations and clinical settings. Others who might find this toolkit helpful include health care professionals, health education specialists, social workers, hospital benefit managers, and administrators working in clinics,…

Increasing access to healthy foods community toolkit

This toolkit was created to help guide you as you work to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work, and play—with a particular focus on increasing access to healthy foods.This toolkit was specifically created for: Public health professionals and educators Community-based organizations Community residents passionate about improving the food…

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A school health policy guide

NASBE’s policy guide provides direction to states, school districts, and schools on establishing an overall policy framework for school health programs, and covers such topics as tobacco-use prevention, asthma management, physical activity, health eating, skin cancer, and creating a healthy school environment.