Resources

Getting Started:
  1. Determine your model for community partnership.
    Will the hospital lead the initiative, co-lead, or actively participate in an initiative led by another entity such as the health department?
  2. Engage community stakeholders.
  3. Design the planning process and oversight structure
  4. Determine your vision and purpose.
    Establishing a shared vision keeps work focused and enhances partner engagement throughout the process.

Resources:

Below are several comprehensive resources that guide a community through a community health improvement process:

Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI)
http://www.communityhlth.org

County Health Rankings: Take Action
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/take-action

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP);
National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/mapp

The Community Toolbox (University of Kansas)
http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx

Guidelines on Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment:
The Community Toolbox (University of Kansas) http://ctb.ku.edu/en/tablecontents/section_1019.aspx

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/mapp/framework/phase3chsa.cfm

Sources of Local Data in Wisconsin:

UWPHI hospital and county health department community health needs assessments:
http://www.improvingwihealth.org

WISH (Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health)
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wish/

Health Indicators Warehouse
http://healthindicators.gov/

County Health Rankings
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/wisconsin

Links from Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) http://www.communityhlth.org/communityhlth/resources/indicators_data.html

US Census
http://www.census.gov/

Catholic Health Association’s “Assessing and Addressing Community Health Needs” http://www.chausa.org/Assessing_and_Addressing_Community_Health_Needs.aspx

For conducting a root cause analysis:
http://hwli.org/community-teams-program/community-health-improvement-toolkit

For writing SMART objectives: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdSP/programs/nhdsp_program/evaluation_guides/smart_objectives.htm

For understanding the health issue:
http://www.healthcare.gov/prevention/nphpphc/strategy/report.pdf