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, and play.

This toolkit is a companion to Partnering4Health: Approaches to Sustaining Healthy Communities and is framed around six approaches to sustainability:

  1. Developing and implementing PSE change strategies for chronic disease prevention
  2. Building coalitions and partnerships
  3. Establishing a home for healthy community’s work
  4. Developing communication strategies
  5. Building coalition members’ skills
  6. Developing social marketing strategies