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CHANGE ACTION GUIDE

Cover of Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs—An Action Guide

This action guide provides step-by-step instructions for successfully completing the CHANGE tool. CHANGE can be used to gain a picture of the policy, systems, and environmental change strategies currently in place throughout the community; develop a community action plan for improving policies, systems, and the environment to support healthy lifestyles; and assist with prioritizing community needs and allocating available resources.

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): Building a Foundation of Knowledge to Prioritize Community Health Needs—An Action Guide [PDF–4.7M]

The CHANGE tool is divided into action steps. To complete the CHANGE tool, all eight action steps and resources are provided on this page. Be sure to share your successes with key stakeholders and your community. In the end, remember to evaluate and reassess your Community Action plan each year.

Action Step 1:


Action Step 2
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Action Step 3
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Excel Files to complete the CHANGE tool:


Examples of questions for each sector:


Action Step 4
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Action Step 5
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Action Step 6
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Action Step 7:

Action Step 7a: Create a CHANGE Summary Statement.

Action Step 7b: Complete the Sector Data Grid.

Action Step 7c: Fill out the CHANGE Strategy Worksheets.

Action Step 7d: Complete the Community Health Improvement Planning Template


Action Step 8
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CHANGE Tool Templates and Resources List

Community Action Plan Template

Worksheet to develop Community Action Plan.[PDF–223K]

One-Pager/Policy Brief Template

Template to share success stories with stakeholders.[PDF–239K]

CHANGE PowerPoint Presentation Template

Presentation to be used for town hall meetings, road shows, or site visits with partners. [PPT–1.4M]

Also available in PDF [PDF–1.5M]

List of Additional Resources

List of assessment tools and evaluation guides that have been used and developed by CDC and its partner organizations. [PDF–429K]


CHANGE Tool Templates and Resources in Spanish (Herramienta CAMBIO Plantillas y Recursos en Español)


Archivos de Excel para completar la herramienta de CHANGE:


CAMBIO de plantillas de presentación PowerPoint


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