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Database of Interventions

How to Use the Database

Download the CHI Navigator Database of Interventions fact sheet for a detailed explanation on how to use the tool.  Refer to About the CHI Navigator , the Database of Interventions Glossary , and the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

To use the database:

  1. Click on the button below to be directed to the tool
  2. Once there, select a variety of filters. The database includes Target Risk Factors that are related to the leading causes of illness and death in the United States: Tobacco Use and Exposure, Physical Inactivity, Unhealthy Diet, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Obesity. Other filter categories include: Target Populations, Target Outcomes or Indicators, Intervention Setting/Locations, Intervention Types, Assets: People or Organizations, and Assets: Physical or Virtual Space.
  3. As filters are selected, a preview of search results will automatically appear on the right side of the screen
  4. Simply click on an individual result for more information about a particular intervention

Who Should Use the Database?

The Database of Interventions can be used by various community stakeholders who are involved in CHI work and, ultimately, for improving the health of their communities. These stakeholders include hospitals complying with the IRS Final Rule on Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals.

About the Database

The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator) Database of Interventions is a tool that helps you identify interventions that work in four action areas—socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors, and clinical care. It provides leaders and stakeholders with options to consider when making decisions about how to invest in their community and address its health needs. As you use the Database, you may notice housing, education, and transportation interventions appearing when you filter results for tobacco use, unhealthy diet, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. Learn more about the evidence for the association of these interventions with positive outcomes in these areas in the Frequently Asked Questions.

For community partnerships, a balanced portfolio of interventions can lead to greater impact on patient and population health while reducing hospital readmissions and cutting costs across sectors (source: Hester JA, Stange PV ). Engaging in a collaborative community health improvement (CHI) process and using evidence-based interventions helps support the missions of all organizations involved and is an approach often preferred by funders. Learn more about the Database of Interventions in About the CHI Navigator .

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