The Simplified Measure of Gobbledygook, or “SMOG,” is a tool that was created by G Harry McLaughlin in 1969. The SMOG estimates the number of years of education a person needs to understand a given text based on the number of sentences and syllables. http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/tools/SMOG.pdf
Many HIV prevention funding agencies require the use of evidence-based behavioral interventions (EBIs) previously shown to be effective through rigorous outcome evaluation. Often, the implementing agency’s setting or target population is different than those in the original implementation and evaluation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, in collaboration with internal…
ACEEE is an nonprofit dedicated to advancing energy efficiency for economic prosperity and environmental protection. The ACEEE offers a variety of energy efficiency “portals” for visitors to peruse in order to learn about energy consumption and existing energy efficiency policies across multiple sectors in the US. News and blog articles, publications (research reports), and a calendar of events, focused on…
An intervention for mental health promotion to address prejudice and harassment among adolescents. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/282001ed120323cd6bf06398a/files/Anti_Defamation_League_ADL_Peer_Training_Program.pdf
The APHA’s introductory page describes the field of public health and how it intersects across multiple sectors to promote livelihoods and well being.
An introduction to public health and its impact. Developed by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health.
An organization that aims to bring energy efficiency to new and existing buildings as a way to promote and maintain affordable and healthy housing and communities. This organization’s work is focused on engaging a range of educational, technical, and construction management activities and services to improve low-income housing and communities. Programs offered include: “energy audits,…
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…
Campbell Systematic Reviews is the peer-reviewed online monograph series of systematic reviews prepared under the editorial control of the Campbell Collaboration. Campbell Systematic Reviews follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare. They seek to bring about…
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…
Training module for public health professionals on the fundamentals of health literacy.
A site that provides information and tools to improve health literacy and public health. Developed by CDC.
Site offers tools to support and develop health communication that recognizes and bridges cultural differences. Developed by the CDC.
Massive Open Online Course from John Hopkins University that provides an overview of how public health practice can engage communities to impact population health outcomes.
Site describes how to foster relationships and communicate effectively through cultural competence. From Community Tool Box.
A comprehensive resource from the Community Tool Box on how logic models guide and support the work of community and system change.
Archived Webinar from the Michigan Public Health Training Center describing community-based participatory research conducted by the Deep South Network for Cancer Control to address cancer disparities.
Recommended reading from the February 2016 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Wingood, G. M., Robinson, L. R., Braxton, N. D., Er, D. L., Conner, A. C., Renfro, T. L., … & DiClemente, R. J. (2013). Comparative effectiveness of a faith-based HIV intervention for African American women: Importance of enhancing religious social capital. American journal of public health,…
An overview of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. Developed by the Public Health Foundation.
A comprehensive resource of incentive programs and tax credits, deductions, and exemptions for energy efficiency and renewables. http://www.dsireusa.org/
The fourth training of six in the “Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Online Training Series” put out by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, which focuses on providing evidence-based practices and policies that improve women’s health outcomes.
Recommended reading from the November 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: George, P., Chandwani, S., Gabel, M., Ambrosone, C. B., Rhoads, G., Bandera, E. V., & Demissie, K. (2015). Diagnosis and surgical delays in African American and white women with early-stage breast cancer. Journal of Women’s Health, 24(3), 209-217.
Policy and Practice Report from Health Resources in Action (hria.org) Embracing Equity Policy and Practice Report
A self-paced web-based simulation course from the New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center that teaches evidence-based public health decision-making.
Un programa replicable, listo para la difusión de educación, crianza y la capacitación que se puede utilizar para apoyar a los padres inmigrantes de niños de todas las edades. Español: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/282001ed120323cd6bf06398a/files/parentfundamentals_spanish.pdf
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative offers tips and details on how to address common health hazards in one’s own home to promote clean, healthy, and safe homes. Articles include tips to help families consume less energy and create homes free of health and safety hazards. http://www.greenandhealthyhomes.org/home-health-hazards
A 12-week HarvardX course that provides a general overview of social determinants and their impact on population health.
The Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT) is a planning tool that improves the ability of mainstream health policies, programs and services to promote health equity. HEAT is used for assessing the potential for health interventions to reduce health inequalities. The tool consists of a set of 10 questions that enable the assessment of policies, programs…
Through Heath Equity Change Makers, the Office of Minority Health is sharing compelling personal stories that illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities – and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation – are making change happen every day. This toolkit is designed to provide ideas…
Obesity has been on the rise in the United States over the past three decades, and is high. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes evidence-based and practice-informed strategies to address nutrition and physical activity environments and behaviors. To provide health practitioners with a systematic approach to program planning using a health equity…
This course by the Empire State Public Health Training Center provides a broad overview of social determinants of health, their influence in creating health disparities, and community-based approaches to addressing health equity.
This training tool, developed by a work group from the New Mexico Public Health Association (NMPHA), includes resources, videos, communications tools, and other multimedia and interactive features to support an understanding of health in all policies. http://www.nmpha.org/HiAP_tool
Archived Grand Rounds presentation from Johns Hopkins University discussing barriers and potential solutions for healthy food access issues in urban areas.
Archived webcast from the University of Michigan’s Public Health Training Center presents epidemiologic data regarding the state of HIV/AIDS in the US, focusing on the impact in African American communities.
Recommended reading from the March 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Bates, L.M. & Teitler, J.O. (2008). Immigration and low birthweight in the US: The role of time and timing (Working Paper No. 2008-15-FF).
Recommended reading from the December 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Irvine et al. Improvements in HIV Care Engagement and Viral Load Suppression Following Enrollment in a Comprehensive HIV Care Coordination Program. CID, 60(2), 298–310.
This income calculator reports children in poverty and income inequaity by county in each state. These measures are strong indicators of income, which has a profound impact on health and well being. http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/our-approach/health-factors/income
This systematic review from the Cochrane Collaboration aims to assess the effects of interventions for enhancing consumers’ online health literacy, including skills to search, evaluate, and use online health information. https://cpheo1.sph.umn.edu/healthlit/module2/index.asp
A “how to” guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities. Developed by CDC.
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, this Equity Impact Review (EIR) tool provides guidance on identifying the equity impact of programs and policies while under development or when being considered for revision. As part of the Equity and Social Justice Initiative at King County, all King County Departments are being directed to use…
From Healthy People 2020, check out how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment created an actionable plan to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/healthy-people-in-action/story/healthy-people-2020-work-community-lgbt-health-outcomes-planning-project
Living Cities is a cross-sector partnership created to “build a new type of urban practice…to develop and scale new approaches to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low-income people.” https://www.livingcities.org/
A resource from Washington State’s DOH to understand the value of logic models in the workplace.
Since 2007, organizations have been using MIYO to create customized health information for the specific populations they serve. MIYO assures high quality by standardizing the look and feel of materials and using evidence-based strategies recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MIYO delivers industry-standard, production-ready files for print, web and interactive applications.…
The “Pink Book” is a compilation of ideas and information from various health communication program planners and experts, from reviews of and comments on existing text to providing real-life examples used to illustrate key concepts necessary for effective communication in health promotion and disease prevention programs. http://www.cancer.gov/publications/health-communication/pink-book.pdf
An independent, nonpartisan think tank which provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national and international levels. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/
The Health Equity Initiative, spearheaded by County Chair Ted Wheeler in partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, is a county-wide effort that works to address the root causes of socioeconomic and racial injustices that lead to health disparities. https://multco.us/health/public-health-practice/health-equity-initiative
A website offering information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of tools & products for a variety of audiences to improve farmworker health.
A national legal advocacy organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. http://www.nilc.org/
To support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity, the Office of Minority Health has released the new NPA Toolkit for Community Action. Through this toolkit, community members will have the information and resources they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the word…
Connects users to many ODPHP different resources and information about the work of public health.
A replicable, ready-for-dissemination parenting education and skills training program which can be used to support immigrant parents of children of all ages. English: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/282001ed120323cd6bf06398a/files/parentfundamentals_english.pdf
The site provides information and tools to promote clear health communication and health literacy. Developed by Pfizer.
This website explains what plain language is and why it’s important, gives information on the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and Federal Plain Language Guidelines, provides plain language examples, tips, and tools, and boasts a variety of plain language training resources. http://www.plainlanguage.gov/
Archived webcast presents best and promising practices in reaching and engaging high risk transgender women and black men who have sex with men in HIV prevention and treatment.
This September 2014 white paper by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Tim Scott presents a national perspective on energy insecurity and how it can be tackled. http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=075f393e
Una intervención para la promoción de la salud mental para abordar los prejuicios y el acoso entre adolescentes. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/282001ed120323cd6bf06398a/files/Anti_Defamation_League_ADL_Peer_Training_Program.pdf
This workbook is for community-based organizations, public health practitioners, and community health partners seeking to create health equity by addressing the social determinants of health. It was created to encourage and support the development of new, and the expansion of existing, initiatives and partnerships to address the social determinants of health inequities. Content is drawn from…
A tool from the CDC to help “public health practitioners and partners interested in addressing social determinants of health in order to promote health and achieve health equity.” http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/healthycommunitiesprogram/tools/pdf/SDOH-workbook.pdf
A description of core competencies for new public health professionals from the Public Health Foundation.
Archived webcast program from the University of Albany’s School of Public Health reports on the state of health disparities within African-American communities.
A validated Instrument to individually assess health literacy among English-speaking adults. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy/realm.pdf
MIYO is being used by the CDC–funded Colorectal Cancer Control Programs to enhance the effectiveness of their outreach, education and recruitment activities by providing them access to interventions that promote screening. However, the evidence-based tool has also been used for a variety of health topics, including clinical trials accrual, HPV vaccine, and others in the…
Archived webcast from the University of Albany’s School of Public Health introducing the concept of transgenerational trauma and its impacts on Native peoples and tribal communities.
An introductory online learning collaborative and web-based course from NACCHO, designed to introduce a social justice framework of inequity to the public health workforce.
A validated instrument to individually assess health literacy among Spanish-speaking adults. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy/sahl-s-form-user-guide.pdf
Recommended Reading for January 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Phelan, J.C., Link, B.G., Tehranifar, P. (2010). Social conditions as fundamental causes of health inequalities: Theory, evidence and policy implications. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(S), S28-S40. Phelan Article
HRSA’s StopBullying.gov has information for parents, educators, and community members on what you can do to respond to bullying. StopBullying.gov
Recommended reading from the February 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Hatzenbuehler, M.L. (2014). Structural stigma and the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual populations. Current Directions in Psychological Science 23(2), 127-132. Hatzenbuehler Article
A detailed picture of the 10 Essential Services of Public Health developed by the CDC.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends the use of HIV prevention interventions with proven efficacy to avert new infections. Given the time and cost associated with the development, implementation and evaluation of efficacious HIV interventions, adapting existing behavioral interventions (EBIs) to be appropriate for a myriad of at-risk populations may facilitate the efficient development of…
Recommended reading from the April 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Baur, C., Prue, C. (2014). The CDC clear communication index is a new evidence-based tool to prepare and review health information. Health Promotion Practice, 1-9. http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/20/1524839914538969
The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment Abstract: The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families living in high-poverty housing projects housing vouchers to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We present new evidence on the impacts of MTO on children’s long-term outcomes using…
People of color face longstanding and persistent disparities in accessing health coverage that contribute to greater barriers to care and poorer health outcomes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion to adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) makes many uninsured adults of color newly eligible for the program,…
A comprehensive resource to promote leadership within the workforce.
Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/
Resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. Developed by the Office of Minority Health.
This assessment helps to identify and prioritize the THRIVE factors that can be the basis for a local action plan to improve health equity. The goal of health equity is the reduction of disparate health outcomes that are unnecessary, avoidable, and unjust and that typically are the result of social and historical bias. As a…
Created by Prevention Institute (PI), THRIVE, a place-based and action-oriented tool and framework, engages community leaders, residents, public health practitioners and multiple sectors in a process of assessing, identifying and improving community conditions that can facilitate better health, safety and equity outcomes. As a regional manager for the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Jennifer’s new awareness of…
Created by Prevention Institute (PI) over a decade ago and updated in 2010, THRIVE is a place-based and action-oriented tool and framework that engages community leaders and residents, public health practitioners, and multiple sectors in a process of assessing, identifying, and improving community conditions that can facilitate better health, safety and equity outcomes. When Central…
The Tool for Making Written Material Clear and Effective is a health literacy resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This 11-part tool provides a detailed and comprehensive set of instructions to help organizations make written material in printed formats easier for people to read, understand, and use. http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/WrittenMaterialstool/index.html
This tool, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), presents an overview of current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA12-4684/SMA12-4684.pdf
The mission of the Transgender Law Center is to “to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.” http://transgenderlawcenter.org/
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. UNNATURAL CAUSES: http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/resources.php Case Studies: http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/case_studies.php Interactivities: http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/interactivities.php
The latest Census data concerning educational attainment in the US. US Census.
Recommended reading from the May 2015 Log-in and Learn Webinar: Wilson, P.A., Nanin, J., Wallace, S, Cherenack, E.M., Fullilove, R. (2014). Using syndemic theory to understand vulnerability to HIV infection among Black and Latino men in New York City. Journal of Urban Health, 9(5), 983-998. Wilson Article
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 —…