Toolkits, assessment tools, and landing pages for more resources related to the Center’s focus areas
America’s Health Rankings
America’s Health Rankings, a project of the American Public Health Association, the United Health Foundation, and Partnership for Prevention, is a source for trends in nationwide public health and state-by-state rankings using 34 measures of behaviors, community and environmental factors and policies, and clinical care data.
CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, rates the nation’s 40 largest cities based on their progress in advancing a package of evidence-based policy solutions that will help people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities. The goal is to provide city leaders with a pragmatic and achievable, yet aspirational, package of policies that could align with their city priorities and needs.
Healthiest Communities Rankings
These rankings from U.S. News and World Report score nearly 3,000 counties on 81 indicators across 10 categories that drive overall community health. The aim is to empower citizens, health care leaders and officials to make decisions about policies and practices that can improve health outcomes for all.
Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit
The toolkit helps organizations improve their food environment and promote a culture of health in the workplace. It provides practical action steps and suggestions that are easy to understand and apply.
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics
The annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update compiles the latest available statistics on heart disease and stroke morbidity, mortality and risks; quality of care; medical procedures and operations; and costs associated with disease management. Based on the best national data available, this is a valuable resource for monitoring cardiovascular health and disease in the population.
How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference?
The group’s manual “How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation” is a resource to learn about the use of methods to estimate program impact.
My Life Check – Life’s Simple 7
This innovative, science-based online heart health assessment tool leads users through a health assessment that identifies the greatest opportunity for improvement and generates a personal Heart Health Score and a customized action plan. My Life Check can support workplace health by providing employees with custom recommendations to track and improve their Life’s Simple 7 metrics.
National Academy of Medicine Health Equity Resources
The Visualize Health Equity digital art gallery features submissions from artists across the U.S. illustrating what health equity looks, sounds, and feels like to them. The pieces offer insights into what individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds view as the most important health challenges and opportunities of our time. A documentary video series spotlights local organizations across the U.S. advancing health equity for their communities by addressing the environmental, social, economic, and structural challenges that may impact residents’ health. The videos show that progress is possible when community members, organizations, funders, and policy makers work together to drive local-level solutions that improve health equity and well-being for all.
U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP)
The USALEEP project produced estimates of life expectancy at birth for most of the census tracts in the United States for the period 2010-2015. The data reveal significant differences in life expectancy down to the census tract level, even for residents just a few miles or blocks apart. Explore how life expectancy in America compares with life expectancy in a given neighborhood, and get the methods information and data and documentation files for the Neighborhood Life Expectancy Project.
Well-Being In the Nation Measures
The Well-Being In the Nation (WIN) Measurement Framework offers a set of common measures to assess and improve population and community health and well-being across sectors. The framework is divided into three elements: core measures, leading indicators, and a full flexible set of measures. The measures were developed by over 100 organizations and communities through a collaborative process facilitated by 100 Million Healthier Lives and supported by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, who created the foundational framework for WIN.
Workplace Health Achievement Index Resources
This AHA Index is designed to help organizations assess the quality, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness of their workplace health promotion & well-being programs.
Workplace Health Playbook Website
This resource is the result of collaboration between the AHA and some of America’s largest companies to test and promote evidence-based approaches to workplace health. The Playbook describes key elements of effective workplace health and wellbeing programs and provides comprehensive, credible, and actionable advice for designing programs, drawing on experiences from real-world case studies.