University of MO Extension’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative
University of MO Extension’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative offers a robust resource page for monies from sources such as community foundations, federal agencies, state foundations etc.
Trailnet’s Healthy, Active & Vibrant Community Toolkit
Trailnet’s Healthy, Active & Vibrant Community Toolkit is a resource to provide key community decision-makers with innovative ideas, policy suggestions and healthy community and living resources that can be implemented to improve the health of their communities.
The Center for Civic Partnerships’ Sustainability Toolkit: 10 Steps to Maintaining Your Community Improvements
Center for Civic Partnerships’ Sustainability Toolkit: 10 Steps to Maintaining Your Community Improvements grew out of the Center for Civic Partnerships’ efforts to provide technical support to collaboratives and organizations on sustaining their community improvements.
The Urban Institute: Policy Centers
The Urban Institute builds knowledge about the nation’s social and fiscal challenges, practicing open-minded, evidence-based research to diagnose problems and figure out which policies and programs work best, for whom, and how.
Explore the work of their ten targeted policy centers and discover the breadth of the Institute's impact.
The Prevention Institute
The Prevention Institute has a Collaboration Multiplier that may be useful in programs think about who would be good multi-sectoral partners and how they can align their goals.
The Grid Enabled Measures Database (GEM)
The goal of GEM is to support and encourage a community of users to drive consensus on best measures and share the resulting data from use of those measures. The website offer access to over 700 unique evaluation tools.
The Finance Project
The Finance Project offers courses for facilitators, program leaders, grantees, and interested individuals in effective sustainability planning. The Finance Project services are provided at a fee.
The Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement. Several chapters hold valuable information on community participation, community assessment, leadership and group facilitation, and community building.
From the CDC: A Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities
This guide provides the science- and practice-based evidence to help public and community health professionals develop a sustainability plan and learn key sustainability approaches like policies, partnerships, organizational strategies, and communication plans.
The Prevention Institute: Creating Effective Strategies
Good strategy serves as a roadmap for effective action. The Institute's strategy tools are designed to assist health leaders and practitioners in thinking broadly about the elements needed to design a robust, comprehensive prevention approach; shape effective initiatives; and create high quality strategies. Communities use these tools to help evaluate where they are in terms of their prevention efforts and to determine how to best customize their strategies to accomplish far-reaching, sustainable outcomes that support health, safety, and equity.