Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO aims to improve the adoption and use of evidence-based approaches to preventive services among Local Health Departments (LHDs) by promoting the use of The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide).
The Goal of The Community Guide
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide), is a free resource designed to help identify evidence-based programs, practices, and policies to improve health and prevent disease, injury, and disability in the community.
The Community Guide (www.thecommunityguide.org) findings and recommendations are based on systematic reviews of scientific literature by reading the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) (www.thecommunityguide.org). The Task Force is an independent, nonfederal, volunteer body, appointed by the Director of the CDC, whose members represent a broad range of research, practice, and policy expertise in community preventive services, public health, health promotion, and disease prevention.
The Task Force has issued evidence-based findings and recommendations for more than 210 population-based interventions covering 18 topic areas and settings designed to:
Visit NACCHO's Training and Technical Assistance site for Community Guide Users, click here
In the Spotlight
NACCHO's Community Guide Screencast Series
Part I and II of NACCHO's screencast series, "Three Ways the Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker's Job Easier," is now available.
Download screencast I to learn how to:
· Use Task Force recommendations from the Community Guide to quickly identify prevention approaches that work
· Access systematic review findings from the Community Guide to enhance your grants
· Use resources from the Community Guide to promote dialog with multi-sector stakeholders
Download screencast II to learn six steps you can take to integrate Community Guide findings into your Community Health Improvement Plan as part of your accreditation efforts.
After viewing, take a brief survey to help us improve the screencast:
Stories from the Field: LHD Use of the Community Guide
Has your local health department (LHD) successfully implemented recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide)? If so, NACCHO encourages you to fill out a short from and share your experience with other LHDs. Click here to share your story.
How can State and Local Health Departments use the Community Guide
How can we assist you in using the Community Guide recommendations in your local planning efforts?