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Additional, Existing CHA and CHIP Resources

Community Health Improvement Process Models, Frameworks and Guides
Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. MAPP is not an agency-focused assessment process; rather, it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems. More »
NACCHO MAPP Clearinghouse of Resources
The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Clearinghouse was developed specifically for MAPP; however, it also contains useful and relevant resources regardless of the community health improvement process model/framework used. More »
The Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) Community Health Assessment Toolkit
The ACHI Toolkit is a guide for planning, leading and using community health needs assessments to better understand -- and ultimately improve -- the health of communities. It presents a suggested assessment framework from beginning to end in six steps, and provides practical guidance drawn from experienced professionals and a variety of proven tools. More »
Healthy Carolinians' Community Health Assessment Guide Book

This guide, created by the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Office of Healthy Carolinians/Health Education and State Center for Health Statistics, establishes a framework for conducting a comprehensive and collaborative community-oriented assessment through easy-to-follow guidelines, and can be considered a resource document for LHDs and other community agencies starting the community health assessment process. More »
New York State DOH Community Health Assessment Development Page
The NYSDOH has identified 10 steps in the CHA development process by using planning models and frameworks. This website contains descriptions of the 10 steps along with actions and checklists for each. More »
Community Tool Box, Chapter Three: Assessing Community Needs and Resources
The Community Tool Box, created by the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas, provides information on how to build healthier and more equitable communities. Chapter Three of the tool box ("Assessing Community Needs and Resources") provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to embark on the community health assessment process. More »
Guide and Template for Comprehensive Health Improvement Planning, Version 2.1
This guide, created by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Planning and Workforce Development Section, provides a framework for the development of health improvement plans through approaches that are logical, systematic, and based on historically successful planning initiatives, and is easily adaptable for use by other governmental and community organizations. More »
County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors. The website contains a collection of 50 reports – one per state – to help community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live. More »

Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW)
One key purpose of the HIW is to provide a single, user-friendly, source for national, state and community health indicators as access to high quality data improves understanding of a community's health status and determinants, and facilitates the prioritization of interventions. More »
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time. More »
Health Equity Index
The Health Equity Index (Index) is a community-based electronic tool that profiles and measures the social determinants (including the social, political, economic, and environmental conditions) that affect health and their correlations with specific health outcomes. More »
CDC Data Set Directory of Social Determinants of Health at the Local Level
This directory contains an extensive list of existing data sets that can be used to address the social determinants of health. The data sets are organized according to 12 dimensions, or broad categories, of the social environment. More »
County Health Roadmaps
The County Health Roadmaps show what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. In addition to a tool to build a roadmap for your community, it also contains Roadmaps to Health Action Center which provides tools to help groups working together to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play and theWhat Works for Health database that provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies and programs. More »
Public Health Foundation's (PHF's) Winnable Battles Resources
PHF offers resources in many of the Winnable Battles areas that can be utilized to help public health and other professionals build the capacity to be successful in those areas. View examples of how health departments are using Performance Management and Quality Improvement techniques to achieve improved health outcomes related to Winnable Battles. More » More »
CHNA.org Tool
The CHNA tool is a free web-based platform designed to assist hospitals, LHDs and organizations seeking to better understand the needs and assets of their communities, and to collaborate to make measurable improvements in community health and well-being. More »
Community Commons

Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Registered users have free access to: Over 7000 GIS data layers; contextualized mapping, visualization, analytic, impact, and communication tools and apps; searchable profiles of hundreds of place-based community initiatives; peer learning forums. More »