Our center offers a variety of publications to support the work of promoting community health and development. The selected articles, book chapters, and practical products below illustrate our work developing frameworks and practical methods for participatory evaluation, intervention research, and application with community initiatives.
Strengthening collaborative engagement for community health and development (2020) [Citation]
Understanding and improving the work of community health and development (2004) [Citation]
Evaluating comprehensive community initiatives: a bill of rights and responsibilities (2002) [Citation]
Building healthy communities (2000) [Citation]
Lessons on community organization and change (1999) [Citation]
Promoting health through community development (1993) [Citation]
Participatory monitoring and evaluation of community health initiatives using the Community Check Box Evaluation System (2018) [Citation]
Using action planning to build organizational capacity for the prevention of intimate partner violence (2015) [Citation]
Supporting participatory evaluation using the Community Tool Box Online Documentation System (2008) [Citation & Abstract]
Using internet-based tools to build capacity for community-based participatory research and other efforts to promote community health and development (2002) [Citation]
Evaluating community initiatives for health and development (1997) [Citation]
Assessing community health concerns and implementing a microgrant program for self-help initiatives (1994) [Citation]
Analyzing the contribution of community change to population health outcomes in an adolescent pregnancy prevention initiative (2002) [Citation & Abstract]
Effects of a replication of a multicomponent model for preventing adolescent pregnancy in three Kansas communities (1999) [Citation & Abstract]
Community partnerships: a review of selected models and evaluation of two case studies (1997) [Citation & Abstract]
Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans
Our center employs a multi-method, collaborative approach to assessing community needs and resources and planning for community health improvement. Our center has supported numerous local health departments, community coalitions, nonprofit organizations, and foundations with assessment and planning processes.
Action Planning Guides
Our Center can help create specialized Action Planning Guides for your collaborative initiative. These guides support efforts to identify community and systems changes—the new or modified programs, policies, and practices—that could make a difference.