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Healthy Communities Tools and Resources

  • Community Coalition Assessment Tool: Having a strong community health coalition is key to keeping and improving the policy, environment and awareness campaigns. This tool is a brief online survey completed by your coalition members. The aggregated results will help your coalition determine internal, relational and organizational strengths and areas for growth.
  • Healthy Communities Toolkit:This tool kit includes sections that specifically focus on opportunities for physical activity, access to fruits and vegetables, and tobacco-free environments. The primary audience for this tool kit is public health practitioners, but many community groups and grassroots coalitions will find this information useful as well.HealthyCommunitiesToolKit_Web_168570_7.pdf
  • Leadership for Healthy Communities - Action Strategies Toolkit: A detailed report for policy makers on strategies for creating healthy communities.
  • Michigan Health Tools: Community advocates, organization, governments and coalitions can use these free online assessments and resources websites to determine assets and needs for their community to support healthy lifestyles every day. These tools are for community wide, businesses, schools and places of worship.
  • Michigan Healthy Communities Resources and Tools: Impact policies and environmental changes to support living a healthy lifestyle daily.
  • National Physical Activity Plan:
  • Promoting Physical Activity: Behavior and Social Approaches from the Community Guide:
  • Promoting Physical Activity Environmental and Policy Approaches from the Community Guide: