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 findings and recommendations are based on systematic reviews of scientific literature by reading the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). 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.
Visit NACCHO's Training and Technical Assistance site for Community Guide Users, click here
Please check back for information on upcoming webinars.
New NACCHO Resource: 2013 NACCHO Model Practices-Community Guide Crosswalk
Aligning Practice-Based Initiatives with Evidence
NACCHO’s new resource, NACCHO Model Practices-Community Guide Crosswalk: A Resource for Implementing Effective Public Health Strategies, can inform LHDs as they consider ways to address public health concerns with effective strategies. The crosswalk identifies NACCHO Model Practices implemented by LHDs alongside related recommendations from The Community Guide to help LHDs enhance their practice-based initiatives with evidence, while simultaneously providing examples of ways LHDs can translate evidence into practice in their jurisdictions.
In the Spotlight
New NACCHO Screencast Series: Three Ways The Community Guide Makes the LHD Worker's Job Easier
NACCHO's new 4-part screencast series teaches LHDs how to:
To view the full screencast series, click here.
New Paper on the Use of Knowledge Translation Strategies to Improve Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Local Governments
A new paper featured on the Implementation Network's site focuses on knowledge translation strategies to improve the use of evidence in public health decision making in local governments. This paper describes the design of and implementation plan for a knowledge translation intervention for public health decision making in local government. To read more about the methods used, the data that resulted, and the conclusions that were drawn, access the paper here.
Promoting PHAB Accreditation through Evidence-Based Public Health Programs
NACCHO and the CDC's Community Guide Branch would like to announce a soft launch of The Community Guide – Public Health Accreditation Board Crosswalk. The purpose of the crosswalk is to help health departments identify evidence-based interventions from The Community Guide whose implementation could help document conformity with PHAB standards and measures. Click here to download the crosswalk.
Final Recommendation Statement: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today its final recommendation statement on primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, click here.
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?
How can we assist you in using the Community Guide recommendations in your local planning efforts? Tell us your successes, your challenges and your request for technical assistance, tools or resources. Send us an e-mail to: CG@naccho.org.