COMMUNITY PREVENTION RESOURCES

 

Welcome to the Community Prevention Resources page. This page is meant to provide community prevention professionals and advocates with evidence-based and best practice tools and resources to guide and assist their efforts.


 

New Resource!

The Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention and Control Program (DHDSPCP) has developed a strategy resource guide for community use. The guide is meant to assist community coalitions in selecting and implementing evidence-based and best practice strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in a range of settings and focus populations. Click the image below to download the guide.

The DHDSPCP has also compiled an addendum to the strategy resource guide. It provides resources related to strategies, such as analysis tools, policy tools, and position statements, as well as strategy guidance that may not have been included in the original document. This addendum will be a "living document" and will be updated as new resources become available or are distributed.


 

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CDC Four Domains Strategic Guidance Prevention Resources and Toolkits

Domain 1: Epidemiology and Surveillance

Domain 2: Environmental   Approaches

Domain 3: Health System Interventions

Domain 4: Community Clinical Linkages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Guide

Center for Training and Research Translation

CDC Recommendations, Best Practices, and Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program

Community Health Promotion Handbook

IOM Report: Integrated Framework for Assessing  the Value of Community-Based Prevention

NACCHO Resources

Leadership for Healthy Communities

ECE and School Health

Worksite and Community Health

Healthcare Interventions and Community-Clinical Linkages

Newsletters of Interest

 

 


CDC Four Domains

What are the "Four Domains"? In chronic disease prevention, they are the four key action areas to target to achieve a comprehensive approach to chronic disease prevention.

Domain 1: Epidemiology and Surveillance

This domain focuses on activities that provide states and communities with necessary expertise to collect data and information and to develop and deploy effective interventions, identify and address gaps in program delivery, and monitor and evaluate progress in achieving program goals.

Domain 2: Environmental   Approaches

This domain promotes health and supports and reinforces healthful behaviors in schools, worksites, and communities. Improvements in social and physical environments make healthy behaviors easier and more convenient for Americans.

Domain 3: Health System Interventions

This domain includes work to improve the effective delivery and use of clinical and other preventive services to prevent disease, detect diseases early, and reduce or eliminate risk factors and manage complications.

Domain 4: Community Clinical Linkages

This domain focuses on strategies to improve community-clinical linkages so that communities support and clinics refer patients to programs that improve management of chronic conditions. This allows for those with or at high risk for chronic diseases to have access to quality community resources to best manage their conditions or risk factors.

To learn more about the four domains, you can download a more detailed document, which includes example activities.


Strategic Guidance

The Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Community Guide is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Below are some key topics related to chronic disease and its risk factors.

Center for Training and Research Translation

The Center TRT aims to enhance the public health impact of state and community obesity prevention efforts by providing the training and evidence public health practitioners need to improve health behaviors, environments, and policies in ways that are equitable, efficient, and sustained over time. Below are links to some of their resources.

CDC Recommendations, Best Practices, and Guidelines

CDC has compiled a list of recommendations, best practices and guidelines covering a range of topics, such as school health, concessions and vending operations, promoting heart-healthy and stroke-free communities, and nutrition and physical activity and obesity policy resources. You can also view CDC's policy resources for nutrition, physical activity, and overweight/obesity.


Prevention Resources and Toolkits

CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program encourages collaboration among federal agencies, community-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes in the United States. Visit the below links to learn more.

Community Health Promotion Handbook

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to establish a community-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) program to improve glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes.

IOM Report: Integrated Framework for Assessing  the Value of Community-Based Prevention

This IOM report proposes a framework to assess the value of community-based, non-clinical prevention policies and wellness strategies. The framework represents a valuable step toward realizing the elusive goal of appropriately and comprehensively valuing community-based prevention.

NACCHO Resources

The National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) offers a number of resources related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Here are a few.

Leadership for Healthy Communities
Leadership for Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.
Early Care and Education and School Health (children)
Worksite and Community Health (adults and all ages)
Healthcare Interventions and Community Clinical Linkages
Newsletters of Interest