As a companion to the online course titled Partnering4Health: Approaches to Sustaining Healthy Communities, SOPHE has developed a toolkit to provide guidance and resources for those who seek to carry out the sustainability activities described in the course. Whereas the online course provides guidance about the steps that can be taken to ensure sustainability, the toolkit provides the tools and resources that can help public health professionals and educators, community-based organizations, and community members who are passionate about improving the health of their communities to take those steps toward sustaining healthy communities.
Resource to help business owners understand and implement the smoke-free ordinance in New Orleans
a tool and guidance that may be used to help prioritize improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, either separately or together as part of a “complete streets” evaluation approach.
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help your community reduce consumption of sugary beveragesand, more specifically, to promote pricing strategies that will discourage consumption of sugarsweetenedbeverages. Voices for Healthy Kids is excited to offer this toolkit—as well as one for each ofour policy priorities—to support communities striving to live, learn and play in healthy environments.
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help your community create and support a healthy learningenvironment for kids. More specifically, the content will help you advocate for eliminating unhealthy food and beverage marketing in schools and on buses so that kids can develop healthy food preferences and habits to last a lifetime! Voices for Healthy Kids is excited to offer this toolkit—as well as one for each of our policy priorities—to support communities striving to live, learn, and play in healthy environments.
In many urban and rural communities, corner stores, convenience stores, bodegas and gas stations are the only nearby places to buy food. But small food stores commonly sell highly processed foods that are high in fat and low in nutrients. For that reason, health advocates across the country are encouraging corner store operators to sell healthier foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.This toolkit developed by American Heart Association includes a comprehensive guide, fact sheets, and promotional materials.
Because children and adolescents can consume up to 50 percent of their daily calories at school, it is important to ensure that all schools offer nutritious options to our children. This toolkit developed by American Heart Association on competitive foods includes a comprehensive guide, fact sheets, and promotional materials.
The SNAP-Ed Library is the place for locating SNAP-Ed tools and resources. The interface is built for easy, hassle-free searching. In addition to key word searching, you can sort resources by subject areas such as format, target audience, state, SNAP-Ed intervention channels, evidence base and evaluation, and more. The SNAP-Ed Library contains materials useful to every aspect of a SNAP-Ed program. It is a comprehensive tool that provides information about SNAP-Ed Toolkit intervention, educational materials, SNAP-Ed programs, and much more. All SNAP-Ed Library entries meet inclusion criteria.
In this toolkit, you will find tactics to help children in your community live safer, more physically activelives and, more specifically, to help you advocate for state and local public policy requiring that all roadconstruction and reconstruction create complete streets that are safe and convenient for all users andall modes of transportation. Voices for Healthy Kids is excited to offer this toolkit—as well as severalothers—to support communities striving to live, learn, and play in healthy environments.
Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was created to support local and state leaders nationwide in their efforts to promote healthy, active communities and access to affordable healthy foods. The strategies in this toolkit include promising and evidence-based practices that advance these goals and build upon the work in which policy-makers are already engaged.
The AARP Public Policy Institute is developing a web-based tool, the Livability Index that will incorporate mapping technology, preference survey results, quantitative measures and public policies to assess the livability of communities. The tool will use nationally available data to measure several essential attributes of livability, engage stakeholders, and draw attention to livability issues specific to the wants and needs of older adults.
Guide and coalition development tools