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Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE)


Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs—CDC’s Healthy Communities Program identified a need for new ways of assessing and documenting policy, systems, and environmental change in communities. After reviewing community assessment literature and local and state assessment tools and receiving internal and external partner input, the Healthy Communities Program developed Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE). The tool was then pilot tested with funded communities, who provided valuable feedback in making the final product a more user-friendly tool.

Local jurisdictions looking to implement Health in All Policies (HiAP) will find the resource useful for learning how to work with other local sectors and finding examples of strategies to build healthier communities.

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Secondary Toolkits:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Environmental Health


Institutional Author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





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