Community Health Tools
AI/AN-specific Community Health Assessment Tools
Everybody Wins: Involving Youth in Community Needs Assessment
This article presents a strategy for integrating community service learning with rural community development by using needs assessment and incorporating public schools in the development process.
Indian Community Health Profile Tool kit [PDF - 2.24 MB]
Project staff from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board worked with local Native American health leaders to test an Indian Community Health Profile, which local tribes can use to assess the health status of the community and monitor progress over time.
Restoring Balance [PDF - 2.8 MB]
Restoring Balance trains local leaders in health promotion and community development, empowering them to deal with serious health and other issues in their communities. The manual does not include detailed methods of conducting data collection, however, so additional resources will be needed to conduct community assessments. Other Community Health Assessment Tools
The Community Tool Box
From the University of Kansas, The Community Tool Box offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement. Assessments fall under "2. Assessing Community Needs and Resources" of the "Do the Work" link on the Tool Box homepage.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning tool for improving efficiency, effectiveness, and performance of local public health systems. This tool helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. Data Analysis Tools