Program Planning Tools

CDC Evaluation Framework

This is a YouTube video from the CDC which summarizes each piece of their public health evaluation framework. (9 minutes)

Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships

The Community Tool Box outlines the steps in forming and sustaining a partnership, including what questions you should ask yourselves and how to plan for (and overcome) barriers to success. This is a step-by-step guide for starting a partnership on the right foot --...

Making Community Partnerships Work: A Toolkit

The March of Dimes Foundation created a comprehensive toolkit to learn about, prepare for, begin, and sustain community-based participatory partnerships. The toolkit is intended "for newcomers and seasoned organizers, community-based groups, public and private...

Participatory Asset Mapping: A Community Research Lab Toolkit

Healthy City, a program of the Advancement Project California, offers a comprehensive guide to conducting asset mapping, the process of identifying and providing information on a community's existing assets. This is good for people who learn by reading, and it has...

Assessing Community Needs and Resources

The Community Tool Box outlines the steps and questions you should consider when mapping out a community's needs and existing resources/strengths, as one of the first steps to take to address priority issues in the community.

Asset Mapping

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research provides an introduction and overview of asset mapping. This step-by-step guide for mapping community assets is a good place to start, but we also suggest you review our other asset mapping resources for more comprehensive...

Evaluation Guide: Developing and Using a Logic Model

The CDC has a comprehensive guide for defining, creating, and using a logic model, which helps identify a program's activities and its intended effects. This is great if you like learning by reading and written examples. It also includes a template.