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Public Health TAG Resources

Community-wide Approaches

  • Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track framwork (MAP-IT): A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community
    The Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement, Track framework (MAP-IT) can be used to plan and evaluate public health interventions to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives. (Healthy People 2020)
  • A Big Picture Approach to Community Impact
    A Big Picture Approach helps leaders build the infrastructure to manage change in their communities. This approach, created by the Forum for Youth Investment and Community Systems Group, follows five field-tested steps that align with the five steps of collective impact. (The Forum is a member of FSG’s Collective Impact Forum.) (Forum for Youth Investment)
  • Adolescent Health System Capacity Assessment Tool
    This tool identifies six areas of capacity that must be in place in public health agencies to support essential public health services to support effective state adolescent health programs. (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and State Adolescent Health Resource Center)

Data/Community Health Assessments

  • MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community - Assess
    The MAP-IT has a resource that provides a framework for helping communities assess their needs. (Healthy People 2020)
  • Adolescent Health Factsheets
    OAH provides state and national factsheets on five adolescent health areas: mental, physical and reproductive health, substance abuse and relationships, based on federal data. (Office of Adolescent Health)
  • Adolescent Health Data Resources
    Find links to several large federal datasets provide national- and/or state-level information on adolescent health. (OAH)
  • Hospital Community Benefits Program
    Community benefit activities present an opportunity for tax-exempt hospitals to collaborate with public health agencies and other local organizations to identify health needs and develop strategies to improve health in the communities they serve. (Hilltop Institute)
  • Health Data Tools and Statistics
    A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries provides an array of data and community health assessment tools. (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce)
  • Resources for Implementing the Community Health Needs Assessment Process
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a list of resources related to implementing the Community Health Needs Assessment. (CDC)

Risk Reduction for Adolescents



Engage Young People

  • Youth Engagement Resource Page
    These resources provide guidance and tools for engaging youth in state-level program and policy development, which can provide opportunities for youth to contribute to their communities and develop positive self-identifies and social skills, and assist in their successful transition to adulthood. (National Network of State Adolescent Health Coordinators)
  • Jim Casey Youth Engagement Principles
    National summit highlighting resources and principles for youth engagement. (Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative)
Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on March 14, 2017