Tools for Identifying and Selecting Evidenced Based Interventions

Health People 2030 Evidence-based resources are published reviews of studies and interventions to improve health. We’ve organized them into intuitive topics so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Pick a topic you’re interested in and explore relevant resources that can help you work to achieve Healthy People 2030 objectives.

NACCHO Public Health Toolbox 
From the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a free, online collection of public health tools that have been created and shared by members of the public health community (updated Jan 2021)

Community Guide ( U.S Gov Community Preventative Services Task Force)
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). It is a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, community, community organization, business, healthcare organization, or school.
The Community Guide
(updated Aug 2023)

Community Toolbox (from the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas)
The Community Toolbox provides toolkits with best practices for exploring promising approaches to promote community health and development (updated Aug 2023)

SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
SAMSHA's (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center that provides communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings (updated Aug 2023

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.

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.

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.

UCLA Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Links
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 (updated Jan 2021)