Public Health Resources
- CHANGE Tool
- MAPP – Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships
- MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community
Use MAP-IT to mobilize partners, assess the needs of your community, create and implement a plan to reach Healthy People 2020 objectives and track your community’s progress.
- Resource Center for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans
The Resource Center for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHA/CHIP Resource Center) provides practical, customizable tools and resources to all local health departments (LHDs) in a central and publicly accessible location.
- Kansas Health Matters
Kansas Health Matters is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Kansas. It is intended to help hospitals, health departments, policy makers, community planners and members learn about issues, identify improvements and collaborate for positive change
- KU Community Tool Box – Guidance for MAPP
- The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews
- The Cochrane Reviews
- The Community Guide The Community Guide is a resource for evidence-based Task Force recommendations and findings about what works to improve public health.
- Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health
- Healthy Kansans 2020
Healthy Kansans 2020 is a collaborative, strategic planning effort aimed at identifying and adopting health priorities that will improve the health of all Kansans. It builds on the comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda, Healthy People 2020, to establish state-specific measures and initiatives.
- Kansas Health Matters Promising Practices The Promising Practices database provides a collection of programs, practices and policies aimed at improving community health and quality of life.
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Tier 1 professionals who carry out day-to-day tasks and aren’t in management positions
Tier 2 apply to individuals with program management and/or supervisory responsibilities
Tier 3 apply to individuals at a senior/management level and leaders of public health organizations
- Core Competencies Tools
Public health professionals are encouraged to use these tools for performance evaluation, training, and workforce development planning.
- The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
- 2013 County Health Rankings
- Kansas Information for Communities (KIC)
- Kansas Rural Health Works Economic Impact Reports: The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Economy is a series of reports that presents estimates of the economic impact and the economic potential of the health care sector on the local economy. Kansas Rural Health Works created a report for each Kansas County
- KU Institute for Policy & Social Research:
Under the KU Entrepreneurship Works for Kansas Initiative, IPSR produces summary reports (formerly known as KCCED County Profiles) containing population, socio-economic, and employment data for each Kansas county.
- Scorecard this site is maintained by the Environmental Defense Fund. It allows one to search by zip code and provides information by county on what chemicals are being released into the neighborhood environment by manufacturing plants, which of these chemicals are potentially the most harmful, and what companies are responsible. The site also provides maps of locations of pollution sources.
- PHP Partners Grants
Opportunities for fellowships, grants and other awards, including awards from members of the Partners project. Resources related to proposal writing.
- CDC Grants
The CDC grants information website provides policy guidelines, references, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.
- KU Community Toolbox
The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities
- Local Public Health Sample Policies and Forms
- Public Health Finance Boot Camp
A set of six Public Health Finance Tutorials that cover finance knowledge and skills vital to public health managers. These tutorials are self-contained and can be used either as the basis for professional development programs or to supplement academic healthcare finance courses.
I Financing Public Health Services
II Estimating Costs and Margins
III Financial Planning and Budgeting
IV Financial Evaluation of New Program Initiatives
V Financial Reporting
VI Assessing Financial Performance
The Public Health Finance site provides content to advance the application of finance and management concepts to the practice of public health.
- CDC Public Health Law Program The Public Health Law Program is part of the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). Public health law examines the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms
- The Network for Public Health Law The Network for Public Health Law provides insightful legal assistance, helpful resources and opportunities to build connections for local, tribal, state and federal officials; public health practitioners; attorneys; policy-makers; and advocates.
- Official website of the Kansas State Legislature
- Kansas Statutes
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Ten Great Public Health Achievements
- NACCHO Introduction to QI
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement “How to Improve”
- NACCHO Quality Improvement
- Kansas Train Courses:
- PHF Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide The QI Quick Guide provides an introduction to quality improvement (QI) and a gateway to resources that public health professionals can use to pursue QI initiatives within their organizations
- CDC Performance Management and Quality Improvement
Selection of links that will help to meet the varied needs of state, local, tribal and territorial health departments in exploring performance management and quality improvement.
- Embracing Quality in Public Health: A Practitioner’s Quality Improvement Guidebook
This second edition of Embracing Quality in Public Health reflects five years of study, action, and learning among the authors and many other generous, thoughtful individuals who contributed their time and talent to informing this resource.
- NNPHI’s PH Performance Tool Kit:
Features a variety of tools and resources - including presentations, samples and guides - on many QI topic areas.
- Resources for Public Health Quality Improvement
The alphabetical list of resources selected by the Public Health Foundation (PHF) is intended to help public health leaders and practitioners apply quality improvement to programs and processes, with the ultimate goal of saving lives, cutting costs, and getting better results.
- NACCHO Accreditation & QI Resources for Local Health Departments
The QI Roadmap provides LHDs with guidance on progressing through six phases or levels of QI maturity until a culture of quality has been reached and can be sustained.
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
The American Public Health Association is the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world (since 1872.)
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, as well as the 120,000 public health professionals these agencies employ.
- Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice
The Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is a coalition of representatives from 19 national organizations.
- Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD)
KALHD is dedicated to strengthening local health departments for the purpose of improving and protecting the health of all Kansans
- Kansas Environmental Health Association (KEHA)
KEHA is an affiliate of the National Environmental Health Association and the International Association of Food Protection.
- Kansas Health Foundation
The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans.
- Kansas Health Institute (KHI)
The Kansas Health Institute was established in 1995 by the Kansas Health Foundation to be an information resource for state policymakers.
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- Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA)
The Kansas Public Health Association (KPHA) is the professional association for Kansas’s public health practitioners, professionals, and advocates.
- Public Health Foundation (PHF)
The Public Health foundation (PHF) is dedicated to achieving healthy communities of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the national through research, training, and technical assistance.
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
The National Association organization representing local health departments.
- National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
NALBOH is dedicated to preparing and strengthening boards of health.
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Portal to multiple sites of health information on the Web
- National Network of Public Health Institutes NNPHI Support national public health system initiatives and strengthen PHIs to promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes.
- National Prevention Information Network
- Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)
OSTLTS's mission is to improve the capacity and performance of the public health system
- Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
PHAB is the accrediting body for national public health accreditation.
- Public Health Partners
Public Health Partners is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organization and health sciences libraries. Click here for resources to support e-mail communication among public health colleagues. E-mail lists Resources to support e-mail communication among public health colleagues
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- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce. Workforce development activities and resources for the public health workforce.