The de Beaumont Foundation’s CityHealth project released an analysis of nine proven policies designed to impact the health of residents of America's 40 most populous cities. This analysis will award cities gold, silver and bronze medals based on the number and quality of the policies they currently have on the books. 

How to Organize Alliances of Multiple Organizations: Part 1 & Part 2 details a network governing framework and strategies for the development of a successful multi-sector team for a collective community impact.  

Emory University's Ken Thorpe discussed The Impact of the Economy, Demographics and Social Services Spending on Metropolitan Area Health Outcomes (PDF) at the September 2016 Atlantic Healthy Cities, Healthy Towns forum. The research examines the impact of social services spending on health outcomes.

Using Evidence to Improve Health Outcomes (PDF) is the 2016 annual report to Congress from the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Action Center helps people work together and learn how to create vision, set priorities and more. What Works for Health is an evidence-based review of policies and programs that are very much aligned with the goal of creating healthier communities.

Healthy Communities Navigator from Trust for America's Health offers community and population health resources, grants and examples via a searchable database and other tools.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health OpenCourseWare provides access to content of the School's most popular courses. The School provides this resource freely and openly as an important component of the School’s mission - "Protecting Health, Saving Lives - Millions at a Time".

Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Healthproduced at the WHO Collaborating Center at the University of Pittsburgh, is a repository of lectures and research methods materials on global health and other areas of science designed to improve the teaching of prevention and increase number of scientific publications.

Coalition Building series supports those who work with local and regional organizations and groups such as non-profits, cooperatives, county extension associations, and others that might benefit from a plan for working together to achieve support for mutual goals.

Health needs assessment: a practical guideproduced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, UK, provides public health professionals, planners, etc. with the tools and resources to conduct a comprehensive community health needs assessment.

Community Health Improvement Resources of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is an interactive planning system designed for use by public health practitioners and community stakeholders to improve the health of a community.

Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed this public health program evaluation framework to improve health. 

The Community Tool Box: Step-by-step, practical guidance on community-building skills. Also includes links to other toolkits on such topics as creating a maintaining partnerships and building leadership.

Measuring Community Capacity Building: A Workbook-in-Progress for Rural Communities (PDF): From the Aspen Institute's Rural Economic Policy Program, this 'tool for progress' covers expanding diverse and inclusive citizen participation, strengthening individual skills and developing a strategic community agenda, among other topics. 

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