References and Resources

Community coalitions can turn to the following documents, Web sites, and organizations for additional assistance in developing, implementing, and evaluating action plans to improve the health of their communities.

Adams, B. Building Healthy Communities. Report commissioned by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Charlottesville, VA: Suzanne W. Morse, Publisher, 1996. (Available 804-971-2073/ fax 804- 971-7042.) See Accessed January 31, 2001.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A Guide to the Selection and Utilization of Selected Health Assessment and Planning Models to Improve Community Health and to Contribute to the Achievement of the Year 2000 Objectives. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 1991.

CDC. Planned Approach to Community Health: Guide for the Local Coordinator. Atlanta, GA: HHS, Public Health Service (PHS), CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1995.

Coalition for Healthier Cities and Communities. A Message to America from America's Communities: A Call to Action, January 2000. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

Denver, A.G.E. Community Health Analysis. Global Awareness at the Local Level. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, 1991. 

Duhl, L. J. The Social Entrepreneurship of Change. Lanham, MD: Pace University Press, 1995.

Duhl, L.J. The Healthy City: Its Function and Its Future. Health Promotion, May 1986, 55-60. 

Florida Department of Health Communications and Health Promotion Office. Building Healthy Communities Together. Tallahassee, FL: 1997.

Health Forum. Best Practices in Collaboration to Improve Health: Creating Community Jazz. San Francisco, CA.

Health Forum. Healthier Communities Action Kit (Modules 1 and 2). San Francisco, CA. 

Indiana State Department of Health. Healthy Hoosiers 2000: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives. Indianapolis, IN: 1992.

Making Citizen Democracy Work: A Primer on Healthy Communities. National Civic Review, Vol. 86, No.1. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Spring 1997. 

McKnight, J. and Kretzmann, J. Building Communities From the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets. Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 1993.

National Center for Health Statistics. Healthy People 2010 Review 1997. Hyattsville, MD: HHS, PHS, 1997. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

Twiss, J. and Pepper-Kittredge, C. Profiles of Participating California Healthy Cities and Communities. Center for Civic Partnerships, April 2000.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: HHS, 1996. 

Weaver, J. Healthy Communities, the National Civic League's Model for Collaboration to Improve Community Health. Health Progress, May-June 1996, Catholic Health Association. 


Coalition for Healthier Cities and Communities has a resource guide that may also be helpful in mobilizing communities toward improving their health. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

HHS. Healthy People Progress Reviews. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

HHS. Healthy People 2010. 2nd ed. With Understanding and Improving Health and Objectives for Improving Health. Two vols. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 2000. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

Norris, T., et al. Community Indicators Handbook. Boulder, CO: Tyler Norris Associates, Inc., 1997. (Available 303-444-3366, fax 303-444-1001.) 

Norris, T., et al., Facilitating Community Change. Boulder, CO: Community Initiatives, 2000. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition Central Office. Healthy Cities/Healthy Communities: A Catalogue of Healthy Cities/Communities Initiatives From Around the World. Toronto, Canada: 1993. (Available from Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition Center Office, 180 Dundas Street, West, Toronto, ON M5B2E7, Canada; 416-408-4841 or 1-800-766-3418/fax 416-408-4843.) 

Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Guide to Community Preventive Services: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Recommendations. (This resource for effective population-based interventions is currently under development. Components are published as they are completed. See for availability.) Accessed January 31, 2001.

The Healthy People 2010 Toolkit is an excellent reference source for using the objectives in setting priorities for healthy community initiatives. The tips, examples, tools, and resources can help local coalitions manage and sustain the development and implementation process. See
Accessed January 31, 2001.

Workgroup on Health Promotion and Community Development. Community Tool Box. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. See Accessed January 31, 2001.

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