A) Getting Started -
How to convene a group of community residents and stakeholders that share interests in creating a
B) Working Together -
How to build and maintain a diverse, multi-sector team of partners (including business, healthcare, education,
government, public health, funders, community leaders/advocates) to create a shared vision and commitment to community
C) Assess Needs and Resources - How to
utilize tools and assessments to gain understanding of current community strengths,
resources, needs and gaps to help guide where efforts get focused.
Additional Assessment Tools:
D) Focus on What's Important
- How to focus community efforts and resources on the most important issues to achieve the
greatest impact on health.
Choose Effective Policies and Programs for Your Community - How to explore and select evidence-based strategies
environmental approaches to address a community's priority issues. Please see the links below for more information about community success
stories and evidence based strategies.
F) Act on What's Important for Your
Community - How to take action and ensure that selected policies and programs are
adopted, implemented, improved, and maintained in order to achieve intended results.
G) Evaluate Actions -
How to evaluate whether policies and programs are working as intended in order to focus collective efforts
efficiently and effectively.