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About These Tools

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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We hope you find these tools useful. We advise you to keep in mind that the content in these tools may cover sensitive issues that could be triggering for certain individuals.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tool Type: Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is a system of state-based telephone surveys that collects info about chronic disease and injury risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and access to health care.

Census Reporter

Author: Census Reporter
Tool Type: National Data Source, Questionnaire / Survey, State Data Source
Existing Data Source

Census Reporter provides journalists with easy access to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Population and dollar figures are broken down by category: Demographics, Economics, Families, Housing and Social.

Partnerships to Improve Community Health Produce Prescription: Survey and Interview Tools

Author: Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Produce Prescription: Survey and Interview Tools
Tool Type: Focus Group / Interview Questions, Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This evaluation includes four different tools: a produce intake questionnaire, a follow-up guide to interviewing, a Market Manager Interview Guide, and a Nutrition Provider Interview Guide. Questions asked in these tools center around the Produce Prescription Program (PRx) and are useful to deepen the understanding of produce consumption, purchasing habits, farmers’ market utilization, and perspectives on food vouchers in the low-resourced neighborhoods, strengthen the program, and foster the healthier eating habits in the community.

Panorama School Climate Survey: Students Grades 6–12

Author: Panorama Education
Tool Type: Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This is a survey tool to collect grade 6–12 students’ perspectives on how supportive their peers and teachers are with self-assessment on their relationships and attitudes toward others in school.

Curbow Childcare Worker Job Stress Inventory

Author: Curbow Barbara, Spratt Kai, Ungaretti Antoinette, McDonnell Karen, Breckler Steven
Tool Type: Assessment, Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This inventory serves as a useful check-in tool on wellbeing and the working environment toward childcare workers. Each question in the assessment tool is scaled from 0 (Rarely/Never) to 4 (Most of the time/Always) in three areas: Job Demand, Job Resources, and Job Control.

Panorama School Climate Survey: Grades 3–5

Author: Panorama Education
Tool Type: Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This survey tool can be used to collect students’ perspectives on how supportive their peers and teachers are with self-assessment on their own attitudes and relationships toward others in the school.

Trauma Sensitive School Checklist

Author: Lesley University & Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Tool Type: Assessment, Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This checklist is an assessment tool to evaluate the readiness of trauma-sensitive schools by measuring five components of school-wide policies and practices, classroom strategies and techniques, collaborations and linkages of mental health, family partnerships, and community linkages. This tool could be useful in providing data or as an evaluation tool.

Devereux Adult Resilience Survey: An Introduction

Author: Mary Mackrain
Tool Type: Questionnaire / Survey
Data Collection Tool

This questionnaire is a self-assessment tool adults can use to explore their internal strengths and wellbeing and develop an action plan to cope with stress. It can be used by individuals or staff to promote self-reflection and growth, as well as educators and those who work with young children.