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Resources

100 Million Healthier Lives

With the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) acting as a ‘convener’, 100 Million Healthier Lives is a major collaborative effort to achieve the goal of ‘100 million healthier people by 2020’.

The Community Guide

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a website that houses findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force. It provides evidence based information on programs that have worked or not worked in communities.

Community Health Improvement Navigator

The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator is a website that provides tools and resources for those who work community health improvement.

Community Toolbox

This is a free online resource developed and managed by Kansas University and its partners. Its mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

This program is a collaborative effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It provides county level health data for all states in the U.S.

Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW)

HIW provides access to information and data on 1,291 community health indicators for national, state, county, and hospital referral region geographical areas. The HIW is a partnership of many agencies and offices within the Department of Health and Human Services, and is maintained by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.

Healthy Communities Transformation Initiatives (HCTI)

Using housing as a platform to improve quality of life, U.S. Department of Housing and Development, HUD’s mission is “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and affordable homes for all.” The Healthy Communities Transformation Initiative (HCTI) supports and advances this holistic vision of community health. HCTI is funded by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Founded in 1960, NACCHO comprises of over 2,800 local health departments across the nation. Promoting national policy, developing resources and programs for the members, seeking health equity, and supporting local public health practices and systems are some of the key efforts undertaken by NACCHO.

National Equity Atlas

The National Equity Atlas is the product of a formal partnership between PolicyLink and the U.S. Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. It provides data on equitable growth indicators with a focus on showcasing changing face of American society. This database incorporates hundreds of data points from public and private data sources for the 100 largest cities, the 150 largest metropolitan regions, and all 50 states in the U.S. It includes historical data for several economic indicators as well as demographic projections through 2040.

National League of Cities (NLC)

Formed in partnership with 49 State Municipal Leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and advocate for member cities, towns, and villages across the country. With more than 19,000 villages, towns, and cities on NLC’s roster, it provides local leaders with tools and knowledge to serve their community more efficiently.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

This is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely and convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC)

This initiative is a result of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Launched in 2009, PSC works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households’ time and money, and reduce pollution.

PolicyLink

Founded in 1999, PolicyLink is a national research and action institute that reviews programs based on local, state, or national policy creating equitable conditions that are beneficial to all, but specifically people from low- income communities and communities of color.

What Works Cities

Launched nationwide in April 2015 by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the What Works Cities project aims to help mid-sized American cities improve their data use to enhance services, evidence-based local decision-making, and engagement with residents of the cities.

What Works for Health

What Works for Health provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors that affect health. The research underlying this site is based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that can make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

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