The Community Guide Toolkit


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This site is part of NACCHO's Resource Center for Evidence-Based Prevention and Cross Sector Approaches.

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Click any Step above to Integrate Evidence into Your Prevention Efforts

Save Time Carrying out Evidence-Based Public Health with The Community Guide

Using evidence-based public health approaches can help local health departments (LHDs) ensure the efficacy and efficiency of the strategies they choose to implement. NACCHO recommends LHDs use The Community Guide, a free resource designed to help identify evidence-based programs, practices, and policies, to save time in planning evidence-based prevention efforts.

Using the Resource Center

Click any of the 6 Steps Above to learn how you can integrate evidence into your prevention efforts, and consult The Community Guide in the process. To learn more about The Community Guide and its recommendations, please click here.

Use the Community Guide to:

  • Save time in program planning;
  • Identify cost-effective programs;
  • Strengthen grant proposals with evidence;
  • Mobilize community stakeholders.

Popular Tools

  • Download NACCHO’s Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making
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  • Learn What Works - Visit The Community Guide Website
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  • NACCHO’s Evidence-Based Decision Making Action Plan template
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  • LHD Evidence-Based Practice Success Stories
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  • Leverage Fiscal Resources for Evidence-Based Public Health
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  • Train LHD Staff to Undertake Evidence-Based Public Health
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  • Gain political support for evidence-based policies
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  • Make the Case for Evidence-Based Strategies
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  • Evidence-Based Time Savers
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