Tools for Identifying and Selecting Evidenced Based Interventions

Health People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries
This resource provides pre-formulated PubMed search strategies to find published literature to support achieving Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Model Practice Database from NACCHO
From the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), this database allows you to search for model programs by topic area (i.e. Maternal Child Health) and provides information about the program including who did it, where it was, population served, intervention, outcomes, and lessons learned.

Community Guide ( U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
• Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
• Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
• What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?

Community Toolbox
The Community Toolbox provides a list of Databases of Best Practice that are comprehensive web-based resources for exploring promising approaches to promote community health and development.

NREPP:National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
SAMSHA's Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices is a searchable online registry of more than 320 substance abuse and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.

AMCHP Innovation Station: Sharing Best Practices in MCH
A searchable database of emerging, promising and best practices in MCH. This database allows you to learn more about MCH programs across the U.S. and to benefit from the lessons learned by your peers. Search fields help to locate the innovative programs AMCHP has collected. Then click on the program title to download a summary of activities, evaluation, outcomes, lessons learned and resources.

AMCHP Intervention Comparison Tool (word)

Program Adaptation Checklist (word)

AMCHP Organizational Readiness Checklist (word)

The Promising Practices Network (PPN) website features summaries of programs and practices that are proven through evaluation or show promise to improve outcomes for children and families. The PPN is operated by the RAND Corporation and is intended to help decision makers understand program approaches shown in the literature to improve outcomes. The website allows you to search for programs by topic area, indicators, or level of evidence supporting positive outcomes, and provides a description of each program. The website is updated frequently. This is a great resource to use in searching for information about evidence-based interventions that can be used in local program development.

Public Health Toolbox from the National Association of County and City Health Officials NACCHO's Toolbox is a free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community. Tools within the Toolbox are materials and resources public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of public health objectives. Current examples of tools include, but are not limited to case examples, presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, and training materials. Also available is a searchable Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

County Health Rankings
The County Health Rankings model includes four types of health factors: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and the physical environment. The Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. In addition to a health ranking for every county in the US, the site has several resources for program planning.

  Actions Steps in the Community Health Planning Process
Improving community health requires people from multiple fields to work collaboratively on an ongoing cycle of activities. This action cycle model provides additional, tailored resources and materials for steps in the process.
  Finding Programs and Policies that Work
A listing of program and policy examples by health behavior, clinical care issues, social and economic factors, and physical environment
  Guide to Funding Your Community Health Initiative
The purpose of the "Guide to Funding your Community Health Initiative" is to outline the key steps to identifying and accessing funding resources for your community health initiative. It has three sections: readiness assessment, developing partnerships, and identifying and accessing funding opportunities.

UCLA Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Clearinghouse Learning and Information Center
This site includes a database of completed HIAs done across the U.S., methods and resources for assessment, information on causal pathways through policies and determinants of health and health outcomes, training resources, and HIA-related legislation by state.