Research & Program Planning

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Community Advisory Boards

This presentation slide deck from the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute defines what a Community Advisory Board (CAB) is, how a CAB functions, why they are important, and what CAB members can expect. This is good if you've been invited to...

Pennsylvania Health Statistics

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has data dashboards and reports for many health-related issues. It is a great resource if you're looking for local data to back up your claims.

Pennsylvania Crash Information Tool

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides crash statistics and reports for the state and for specific counties and municipalities. Excellent sources of data for transportation-related injuries.