Additional Resources

The following resources were identified by the CityMatCH Best Practices and Policies Action Group and are included with the intention of providing additional examples of what is available. The list is by no means meant to be either comprehensive or exhaustive.

Born Learning

URL: http://www.bornlearning.org

Born Learning is a national public engagement campaign to help parents, caregivers and communities create early learning opportunities for young children. From the "About Us" section, one can access a variety of radio, television, and print ads to support early childhood education. Additional tools are available upon registration.

AAP Community Pediatrics Resources & Tools

URL: http://www.aap.org/commpeds/resources/index.html
American Academy of Pediatrics

This site provides links to a variety of resources and tools (for example, data sources and statistics and evaluation and questionnaire design) to help plan and implement community-based initiatives aimed toward improving child health.

Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit Advocates for Youth

URL: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/PUBLICATIONS/safespace/safespace.pdf
Advocates for Youth

This toolkit (pdf) is designed for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and includes lesson plans for educating youth, provides a blueprint for creating safe space within an organization and offers additional resources on sexual orientation and gender identity.

FindYouthInfo

This site was developed through the coordination of multiple Federal agencies.

FindYouthInfo offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. This website features tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (NACCHO)

URL: http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/MAPP.cfm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning tool for improving community health. It features the following six phases: Organizing for Success (discusses how to organize the planning process and develop planning partnerships); Visioning (discusses the collaborative and creative process that leads to a shared community vision and common values); The Assessments (features four assessments: Community Themes and Strengths, Local Public Health System, Community Health Status and Forces of Change); Strategic Issues (identifies strategic issues by exploring the convergence of the results of the four MAPP Assessments and determining how those issues affect the achievement of the shared vision); Goals/Strategies ( identifies broad strategies for addressing issues and achieving goals related to the community's vision); and Action Cycle (discusses Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation).

Public Health Communications Toolkit (NACCHO)

URL: http://www.naccho.org/advocacy/MarketingPublicHealth_toolkit overview.cfm
National Association of County and City Health Officials

This toolkit was designed to help local health departments communicate effectively about local public health and provides practical ways to succeed.

The first section provides three fact sheets and gives suggestions for customizing them for use in your own community. The second section offers tips and tools for building relationships with the media , the third section provides tips for reaching policy makers and delivering your message, and the final section describes the Operational Definition project ( it defines what people in any community can reasonably expect from their local governmental public health presence).

FIMR/HIV Pilot Project Overview & Lessons Learned (FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology National Resource Center)

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