The Community Guide Toolkit


View NACCHO’s Community Guide Evaluation Report


This site is part of a suite of resources that belong to 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

Step 1:

Consult your Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan (CHA/CHIP)

Your Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan (CHA/CHIP) can help you identify priorities and opportunities for evidence-based prevention as well as community assets that can help you achieve health and wellness in your jurisdiction. When preparing to carry out evidence-based prevention initiatives, check your CHA/CHIP to identify the public health concerns, high-risk populations, epidemiologic patterns/risk factors, and the individual, social, environmental, political, and structural determinants of health and quality of life.

Visit NACCHO’s CHA/CHIP Resource Center for guidance, tools, and tips on carrying out a Community Health Assessment and developing a Community Health Improvement Plan.

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Links to Helpful Tools

  • Visit NACCHO’s Community Health Assessment and Planning Site
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  • Accreditation and the Community Guide - Download NACCHO’s PHAB Crosswalk
For more information, contact Brandie Adams, MPH at