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Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of
Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs—CDC’s Healthy Communities
Program identified a need for new ways of assessing and documenting policy,
systems, and environmental change in communities. After reviewing community
assessment literature and local and state assessment tools and receiving
internal and external partner input, the Healthy Communities Program developed
Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE). The tool was then
pilot tested with funded communities, who provided valuable feedback in making
the final product a more user-friendly tool.
Local jurisdictions looking to implement Health in All Policies (HiAP) will find the resource useful for learning how to work with other local sectors and finding examples of strategies to build healthier communities.