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Implementation Guides

General Implementation Guides
  • The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Action Guides to Improve Community Health (2008) - CDC's Healthy Communities Program, in collaboration with Partnership for Prevention®, has developed step-by-step Action Guides that provide communities with "how to" guidance for implementing the following five effective community-level health promotion strategies - identified in The Guide to Community Preventative Services - related to diabetes self-management, physical activity, and tobacco-use cessation.
  1. Establishing a Community-Based Diabetes Self-Management Education Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes to Improve Glycemic Control (pdf). 
  2. Facilitating Development of a Community Trail and Promoting Its Use to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Adults (pdf).
  3. Working with Schools to Increase Physical Activity Among Children and Adolescents in Physical Education Classes (pdf).
  4. Establishing a Community-Based Walking Group Program to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Adults (pdf).
  5. Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatment to Patients (pdf).

Health Equity Tools
  • Promoting Health Equity-A Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health (pdf) - This workbook is for community-based organizations, public health practitioners, and community health partners seeking to create health equity by addressing the social determinants of health, focusing on community-based participatory approaches, non-traditional partnerships, and integrated interventions that combine social, organizational, environmental, economic, political and community strategies. 

Other Resources
  • The Guide to Community Preventive Services. A free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
    • Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
    • Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
    • What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation works to improve the health and health care of all Americans. They provide research, tools, reports, and funding opportunities across the country.  Program areas include: