Resources

Step 1 | Step 2 | Step 3 | Step 4 | Step 5 | Step 6 | Step 7 | Step 8 | Step 9

 

Step 1. Reflect and Strategize

Component Resource/Tool Description

Framework

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
Prevention Quality Indicators

Resources to help identify potential health care quality problems in the community

Catholic Health Association:
 Assessing and Addressing Community Health Needs

Overview of required and recommended steps for assessing community health needs and developing implementation strategies

Community Commons:
Community Health Needs Assessment Tool

Platform to help hospitals identify health needs and conduct measurable improvements

Community Preventive Services Task Force:
The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Collection of tools such as case studies, fact sheets, evaluations and templates to help collect data and implement prevention strategies

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Step 2. Identify and Engage Stakeholders

Component Resource/Tool Description
Asset Mapping

Health Research & Educational Trust:
 Asset Mapping Template

Asset mapping template to help answer key questions about the community and hospital

Healthy! Capital Counties:
Asset Mapping

Worksheet used to identify community assets

Northwestern University:
Asset-Based Community Development Institute Toolkit

List of resources collected from a variety of individuals and organizations, in three categories: talking points, asset mapping and facilitating

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Step 3. Define the Community

Component Resource/Tool Description
Framework

Public Health Institute:
Supporting Alignment and Accountability
in Community Health Improvement

Report that examines the community health assessments and implementation strategies of tax-exempt hospitals with a focus on how community is defined

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Step 4. Collect and Analyze Data

Component Resource/Tool Description
Framework

The Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group:
Developing and Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum

Framework and resources for community-based participatory research

University of Wisconsin/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Approach

Description of health-related factors in a community that can be identified and improved to establish the highest potential of health and well-being

University of Wisconsin/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Framework for collecting information based on health indicators reflecting the health of a community
Data Collection Tools

Community Tool Box:
Conducting Needs Assessment Surveys

Detailed processes of survey development and execution, and type of data to collect
Data Sets

Community Commons:
Vulnerable Population Footprint

National health data set

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Community Health Status Indicators

National health data set

Dignity Health:
Community Need Index

National health data set
United States Census Bureau:
American FactFinder
National health data set

United States Department of Health & Human Services:
HealthData

National health data set

University of Wisconsin:
Area Deprivation Index

National health data set
Community Engagement

Health Research & Educational
Trust/Association for Community Health Improvement:
Applying Research Principles to the Community Health Needs Assessment Process

Report identifying tools and research principles to support CHAs, including patient- and community-centered practices and evidence-based resources to integrate into data collection during the CHA process

Health Research & Educational
Trust/Association for Community Health Improvement:
Engaging Patients and Communities in the Community Health Needs Assessment Process

Report that highlights ways patients and communities can be involved in the development of their hospital’s CHA

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Step 5. Prioritize Community Health Issues

Component Resource/Tool Description
Prioritization Tools

Community Commons:
Kaiser Permanente Community Health Needs Assessment Platform

Kaiser Permanente’s platform for community health assessments

National Association of County and City Health Officials:
 First Things First: Prioritizing Health Problems

Detailed descriptions of how to prioritize health needs based on prioritization methods

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Step 6. Document and Communicate Results

Component Resource/Tool Description
Data Presentation Tools

Data Therapy:
How to Make a Data Mural

Framework for developing a data mural to show community impact

Public Health Foundation:
Planning Before You Communicate Tool

Tool to help with designing consistent and clear communications both internally and externally

S.D.H. Evergreen
Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data

Book on the importance of captivating readers with interactive methods of displaying qualitative data

S.D.H Evergreen:
Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact

Book that offers guiding principles on how to effectively present data

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Step 7. Plan Implementation Strategies

Component Resource/Tool Description
Framework

Collaboration for Impact:
The Collective Impact Framework

Approach that highlights the importance of building a greater impact on the community’s health through collaboration

Public Health Foundation:
Community Stakeholder Services Map

Tool that assists with identifying services affiliated with a community health issue

Public Health Foundation:
Population Health Driver Diagram Framework

Tool that helps identify primary and secondary drivers of an identified community health objective and serves as a framework for encouraging health care and public health sectors to collaborate and align community health efforts or interventions

T.R. Frieden:
The Health Impact Pyramid

Framework that describes the impact of incorporating different public health interventions based on community needs
Tools and Evidence-Based Programs

Community Preventive Services Task Force:
The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Collection of tools such as case studies, fact sheets, evaluations and templates to help collect data and implement prevention strategies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
6I18 Initiative

Initiative focusing on the implementation of 18 evidence-based interventions that target six high-burden conditions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Community Health Improvement Navigator

An interactive database of interventions to address socioeconomic factors, the physical environment, health behaviors and clinical care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5)

Strategies for achieving health impact in five years.

University of Wisconsin/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps What Works for Health

Provides information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs and system changes
Health Impact Assessments

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
 Health Impact Assessment

Overview of health impact assessments, including links to resources

Human Impact Partners:
New to Health Impact Assessments?

Resources and tools to develop health impact assessments

Human Impact Partners/Group Health Research Institute:

Community Participation in Health Impact Assessments

Information related to community participation in health impact assessments

National Research Council:
Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment

Publication that provides guidance on conducting health impact assessments

Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment:
Health Impact Assessment Guidance and Tools

Resources and tools to develop health impact assessments

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Step 8. Implement Strategies

Component Resource/Tool Description
Action Plan

South Dakota Department of Health:
Writing a Community Health Action Plan

Provides steps for writing an action plan

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Step 9. Evaluate Progress

Component Resource/Tool Description
Evaluation Tools

Catholic Health Association:
 Evaluating Your Community Benefit Impact

Resource to help community benefit leaders evaluate the quality and importance of their community benefit programs and report and use findings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
 Framework for Program Evaluation

Tool that summarizes and organizes steps and standards for effective program evaluation

Institute for Healthcare Improvement:
Plan-Do-Study-Act

Framework to guide improvement work

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