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The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is presenting these data tools for your information and use, but did not create them. These tools may be subject to copyright, and should be used within the terms of use outlined in any copyright restrictions.

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Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy Aging Data through Community Health Improvement

Author: National Association of County and City Health Officials and Trust for America’s Health
Tool Type: Guides, National Data Source, Reports
Existing Data Source

The purpose of this resource is to better understand and advance healthy aging through community health improvement activities as well as provide a roadmap for health departments, health practitioners, nonprofits, health systems, and community organizations.

Participatory Asset Mapping Toolkit

Author: The Advancement Project
Tool Type: Guides
Data Collection Tool

This guide is a resource developed by the Advancement Project by Healthy City to support Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in leveraging community knowledge and assets for advocacy. Focusing on Participatory Asset Mapping, it combines participatory mapping and asset mapping to identify and document community assets. The toolbox provides practical guidance for hosting asset mapping events, conducting workshops, and conducting research within the Community Based Participatory Action Research framework. It emphasizes community-based organizations that actively engage residents and aims to amplify community voices in decision-making. This guide can be used to help organizations identify community assets, empower communities, and create positive change at the local level.

An Introductory Guide to Implementation

Author: Burke Katie, Morris Kate, McGarrigle Leona (Center for Effective Services)
Tool Type: Guides
Data Collection Tool

This guide provides a framework and concept associated with policy and program implementation for a wide range of audiences, from policymakers to researchers to many others. The tool includes the specific stages taken, evidence-based information, barriers, and historical context regarding implementation.

Tri-COG Food Ecosystem Economic Development Strategy

Author: Triangle J, Kerr-Tar, and Upper Coastal Plain Councils of Governments
Tool Type: Guides
Sample Resource

This a brief guide to develop a regional food system model to drive economic development, improve food supply chain, strengthen partnership among diverse stakeholders, and enhance resilience and equity in the local food system. This guide is also a collaboration among 17 counties in North Carolina.

Food System Racial Equity Assessment Tool: A Facilitation Guide

Author: Lexa Dundore, University of Wisconsion-Extension
Tool Type: Guides
Data Collection Tool

This guide provides a practical step-by-step guide for group discussion on building a food system with racial equity, social justice, and sustainability. Recommended questions are listed and categorized by People, Place, Process, and Power for thoughtful discussion, which further helps key stakeholders identify gaps and issues that need to be addressed and move forward to inclusive programming and policymaking programs/policies.

Bladen County Opioid Task Force Meeting

Author: Bladen County Opioid Task Force
Tool Type: Guides, Presentations
Sample Resource

This presentation outlines the strategic substance use plan with actionable recommendations in general and within particular sectors in Bladen County. These sectors include law enforcement, social services, child welfare, the school system, etc.

How ROI is Thinking About Systems Map/Process Evaluation

Author: Rural Opportunity Institute
Tool Type: Guides, Notes
Sample Resource

This resource is a meeting note with thoughtful questions and ideas about the process evaluation plan of system mapping work in Rural Opportunity Institute (ROI).

ROI Data Dashboard Annual Reflection Toolkit

Author: Rural Opportunity Institute (ROI)
Tool Type: Guides
Data Collection Tool

This ROI Data Dashboard Annual Reflection Tool-Kit is a facilitation guide to gather more insight on trauma and resilience topics from large and small group discussions during your data collection process, which includes step-by-step instructions with recommended measurements (Excel file) to allow you to capture community feedback on the story behind quantitative data. The guide can be used to facilitate discussions about data, context behind quantitative data, and aligning data collection with community goals.