Nonprofits can use the tool to benchmark their advocacy skills, identify specific gaps and opportunities in their advocacy strategies, determine how they want to strengthen their advocacy, and efficiently focus resources to get the best results. The tool can also be used as part of an evaluation process. From Bolder Advocacy.
The Center helps states design health insurance programs to maximize access and coverage. Their publications cover such topics as medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, etc. Online publications date from 1997 to the present.
Evidence-based recommendations of programs and policies that will help improve health and prevent disease. Hundreds of interventions have been reviewed. Systematic reviews are used to answer questions such as:
- Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
- Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
- What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?
Provides practical skill-building information on over 250 different topics. Topic sections include step-by-step instruction, examples, check-lists, and related resources. It has sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, and evaluation, as well as Best Practices examples and evidence.
Clearinghouse for evidence-based practice of medicine literature — includes links to evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews and best practices. From the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
An interactive web-based resource to track, monitor, and assess the enabling environment for digital health throughout the world. GDHI engaged digital health experts from over 20 countries to develop a recommended set of indicators that help countries track, monitor, assess, and benchmark the effective use of digital health.
Continuously updated repository of syntheses of research evidence about governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems, and about implementation strategies that can support change in health systems. Health Systems Evidence also contains economic evaluations in these same domains, descriptions of health system reforms (with links to syntheses and economic evaluations when possible), and descriptions of health systems.
Milliman USA is a firm of actuaries and consultants. Publications address healthcare reform and discuss economic, regulatory and competitive forces reshaping the insurance, employee benefits and healthcare industries.
Contains model practices in public health as practiced by city and county health officials nationally. Searchable database of successful programs in various areas, such as chronic disease, animal control, cultural competence, emergency preparedness, environmental health, informatics, organizational practices, water quality, and more.
These reports measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. The reports present, in chart form, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care.
A partnership initiative created to provide performance standards for public health systems and encourage their use. Assessment instruments and various tools to aid in the assessment such as a user guide and fact sheet are available.
Provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff. The health division covers issues in the areas of health care service delivery and reform, including payment reform, health workforce planning, quality improvement, and public health and behavioral health integration within the medical delivery system.
Provides several guides for evaluating outreach programs, including the Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects Series, which presents step-by-step planning and evaluation methods.
RE-AIM (Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance) is used to translate research into practice and to help plan programs and improve their chances of working in "real-world" settings. The framework has also been used to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to health promotion and chronic disease self-management-such as in-person counseling, group education classes, and telephone counseling.
Includes the Resource Library and the Topic Collections. Categories of documents include: Emergency management; Healthcare coalition development and organization; Disaster operations; Communications; and more. TRACIE was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.
California Publications & Websites for Health Care Planning
Publishes reports on progress in infant mortality, infectious disease, smoking prevalence, obesity, violent crime, and more in the 50 states. Current data are compared to previous years, and trends are revealed.
Focuses on informing health policy decisions, improving the quality and efficiency of care delivery, and promoting informed health care and coverage decisions. Offers a daily electronic news briefing on California and national health policy. Publications available. Provides grants statewide.
The NASBE State School Health Policy Database is a comprehensive set of laws and policies from 50 states on more than 40 school health topics. From the National Association of State Boards of Education.