Best Practices, Promising Practice, and Local Efforts

Database of Best Practice (i.e., Evidence-Based), Promising Practice, Local Effort, Resources, and Policies occurring among American Indian/Alaska Native communities, schools, work sites, health centers/clinics, and hospitals.

The purpose of this inventory is to:

-Assist American Indian/Alaska Native communities with getting the information and health services they need;

-Improve informed consultation with Tribal and Urban programs by facilitating transparency in Indian Health Service (IHS) and IHS supported activities; and,

-Highlight the great work that occurs in the field.

UNNATURAL CAUSES: Resource Database

This database contains hundreds of articles, Web sites, video clips, charts, datasets, interviews, transcripts, and educational and outreach materials on health equity.  The database also links directly to case studies and interactive pages to help viewers learn about health disparities and how to address them.


Case Studies:


CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator

The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator) is a website for people who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It is a one-stop-shop that offers community stakeholders expert-vetted tools and resources for:

-Depicting visually the who, what, where, and how of improving community health
-Making the case for collaborative approaches to community health improvement
-Establishing and maintaining effective collaborations
-Finding interventions that work for the greatest impact on health and well-being for all

One of the four action areas by which you can seach the database is “Socioeconomic Factors.” This allows professionals to narrow down their search to better address social determinants of health.

What Works For Health

This is a database that provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors we know affect health. Included in the database are programs that address social and economic factors, such as education, employment, income, family and social support, and community safety — all of which are important in addressing social determinants of health.