CDC: Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions
This CDC guide is designed to help tobacco control programs utilize coalitions to create policy change.
CDC: Best Practices User Guide: Health Communications
This guide offers program staff and partners information on how to effectively develop and implement paid media, earned media, social media, and other program communications to support tobacco control efforts.
CDC: Best Practices User Guide: Program Infrastructure
This guide gives program staff and partners information on how to begin developing strong program infrastructure.
University of MO Extension’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative
The Healthy Lifestyle Initiative provides a list of potential funding sources for organizations requiring resources to implement their action plan.
Trailnet’s Healthy, Active & Vibrant Community Toolkit
This Trailnet toolkit provides recommendations and resources for creating healthy communities, especially in relation to long-term solutions addressing the obesity epidemic.
National Cancer Institute: The Grid Enabled Measures Database (GEM)
The National Cancer Institute GEM supports and encourages a community of users to drive consensus on best measures and share the resulting data from use of those measures. The website offers access to over 700 unique evaluation tools.
The Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement. Several chapters hold valuable information on community participation, community assessment, leadership and group facilitation, and community building.
From the CDC: A Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities
This guide is designed to help community health professionals develop, implement, and evaluate a sustainability plan by providing a synthesis of science- and practice-based evidence. It provides a process for sustaining policy strategies and related activities, introduces various approaches to sustainability, and demonstrates sustainability planning in action with real-life examples.
The Prevention Institute: Spectrum of Prevention
The Spectrum of Prevention identifies six complementary levels of prevention activities. The framework is designed to promote a multifaceted approach to prevention.
The Free Management Library: A Focus on Strategic Planning
The Free Management Library provides information, tools, and resources to facilitate the process of strategic planning.