Online Tools

Books, publications, websites, presentations, and more


Books, Guides, and Online Publications

Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs—An Action Guide
Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs—An Action Guide

This action guide provides step-by-step instructions for successfully completing the CHANGE tool. CHANGE can be used to gain a picture of the policy, systems, and environmental change strategies currently in place throughout the community; develop a community action plan for improving policies, systems, and the environment to support healthy lifestyles; and assist with prioritizing community needs and allocating available resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010

Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit
Health Communicator’s Social Media Toolkit

CDC’s Social Media Toolkit is designed to help you get started in social media by providing information for developing governance for social media, determining which channels will best meet your communication objectives, and helping you create a social media strategy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011

CDC's Media Access Guide: A Resource for Community Health Promotion
CDC’s Media Access Guide: A Resource for Community Health Promotion

This action guide is designed to assist communities with developing effective working relationships with the media and gaining valuable news coverage for health-related issues. Topic sections include instructions, tips, and templates for writing press releases, media advisories, and other media-related materials; methods for monitoring media coverage; and strategies for placing public service announcements and hosting press conferences.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011

Ignite! Getting Your Community Coalition 'Fired Up' for Change
Ignite! Getting Your Community Coalition ‘Fired Up’ for Change

Ignite was written for volunteers and professionals who are ready to build and sustain innovation organizations and community coalitions that change policies, systems, and environments. The book’s four parts—Before You Build It, Build It, Make It Work, and Sustain It—are filled with tools to spark ideas and resources to fire up any organization. Dr. Butterfoss is the founding president of Coalitions Work, a consulting group based in Virginia.
Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, 2013

Sustainability Planning Guide for Health Communities
Sustainability Planning Guide for Health Communities

The Guide is a synthesis of science and practice-based evidence designed to help coalitions, public health professionals, and other community stake holders develop, implement, and evaluate a successful sustainability plan. It provides a process for sustaining policy strategies and related activities, introduce various approaches to sustainability, and demonstrate sustainability planning in action with real-life examples.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011


Listserv

Coalitions Network Listserv
Coalitions Network Listserv

Join the discussion listserv where coalition members can pose questions, request help, make announcements, and share resources. Moderated by the Immunization Action Coalition. To join the listserv, send your request to info@immunizationcoalitions.org.


Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC – Resources for Flu Prevention Partners

Partner organization can share success stories and ideas about increasing influenza awareness and vaccination on CDC’s website. The Flu Partners website will feature campaigns from around the nation, including photos from promotional activities. CDC has included links to many helpful resources and tools on this page, including print materials, posters, website widgets, coloring books, and toolkits for businesses and media. For information about how to become a partner, send an email to: fluinbox@cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC – Vaccines & Immunizations websiteInformation and resources for healthcare professionals, patients, and parents.

Coalitions Work website
Coalitions Work website

Free tools and resources for coalitions from Coalitions Work, a consulting group that is dedicated to serving public and private clients throughout the world.

The Community Toolbox
The Community Toolbox

Providing over 6,000 web pages/resources of practical skill-building information on over 250 different topics, the Community Tool Box is a resource to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

Prevention Institute
Prevention Institute

Helpful resources for prevention efforts and coalition building in public health. Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in 1997 to promote policies, organizational practices, and collaborative efforts that improve health and quality of life.


Presentations

Immunization Coalitions: The Landscape
Presentation from the 2012 National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions about the coalitions survey conducted by the Immunization Action Coalition in 2011.
Deborah L. Wexler, MD, Executive Director, Immunization Action Coalition

Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions and Partnerships
Presentation by Frances Dunn Butterfross: This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective partnerships that promote health and a healthy environment and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul!
Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, CoalitionsWork

National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
Access agenda and slide sets from past conferences.


Social Media

Coalition Colleague Facebook page
Launched by the San Francisco’s Coalition together with Every Child By Two, the Coalition Colleague Facebook page is an invitation-only platform for colleagues to share our most current successes, campaigns, best practices, presentations, videos and any exciting news all via Facebook. You need to have a personal Facebook page in order access the Coalition Colleague page, but the information shared on the Coalition page will not be visible to anyone other than the approved members. Please email amyp@ecbt.org for more information.