Welcome to NACCHO's Toolbox—a free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community. Tools within the Toolbox are materials and resources public health professionals and other external stakeholders can use to inform and improve their work in the promotion and advancement of public health objectives. Current examples of tools include, but are not limited to case examples, presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, and training materials.
How to Use the Toolbox
Browse for tools using the tabs below, or search for tools using one search option (e.g., keyword) or any combination of search options below (e.g., toolkit and state). Just select your search options and click "Begin search" button below.
The contents of Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations from NACCHO.
ACHIEVE is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Selected national organizations collaborate with CDC to enhance local communities’ abilities to develop and implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that will help prevent or manage health-risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis. This toolkit contains tools and resources the ACHIEVE communities have developed and used.
NACCHO's Chronic Disease Prevention Project has collaborated with national organizations and the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) in an effort to connect local and state public health practitioners with publications, tools and other resources related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
The HIV/STI Toolkit offers downloadable resources submitted by local health departments highlighting practices and programs around adolescent HIV, STI, and unintended pregnancy prevention.
NACCHO's Immunization Toolkit is an online clearinghouse of downloadable tools and resources highlighting practices and programs targeting immunization practice and promotion. This toolkit is designed to promote information exchange and to identify valuable materials that can be adapted for use by other local health departments.
NACCHO’s Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Toolkit offers downloadable tools and resources highlighting practices and programs from local health departments (LHDs). This toolkit is designed to promote information exchange and to provide materials that can be adapted for use by other LHDs.
The Influenza Toolkit, formerly the H1N1 Toolkit, is a collection of tools and resources to help local health departments plan for and respond to H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu). Many of these resources were created for response to Pandemic Influenza, Seasonal Influenza, and/or Avian Influenza; please review carefully prior to utilizing them at your health department.
NACCHO's Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit is an online clearinghouse of downloadable tools and resources highlighting practices and programs targeting injury and violence prevention. This toolkit is designed to promote information exchange and to identify valuable materials that can be adapted for use by other local health departments.
NACCHO's Maternal and Child/Adolescent Health Toolkit offers downloadable tools and resources for local health departments. This toolkit aims to connect local health departments with publications, tools and other resources related to maternal and child health as well as adolescent health.
The CDC Winnable Battles Toolkit focuses on the six winnable battles: Healthcare Associated Infection, HIV, Motor Vehicle Safety, Nutrition (Physical Activity, Food Safety, and Obesity), Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco.
NACCHO’s Communications Toolkit contains marketing and branding resources to help local health departments effectively communicate the value of local governmental public health, promote health and wellness, and build relationships with the media, policymakers, and the general public.
NACCHO’s Epidemiology Toolkit offers downloadable tools and resources for local health departments (LHDs). The tools are submitted by LHDs, NACCHO staff and community and national partners to promote information exchange and promotion of best practices and can be adapted for use by other LHDs. Examples of tools in this toolkit include training materials for LHD staff assisting in outbreak investigations, template case report forms, and sample epidemiology profiles.
The Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit is a searchable database of resources to help local health departments explore and tackle the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. The database covers subjects ranging from social justice theory to public health practice, and includes journal articles, video clips, reports, PowerPoint presentations, book references, action guides, Web sites, and more.
The Public Engagement Toolkit contains resources developed by local health departments in six states during a public engagement project. Although these materials specifically concern pandemic influenza, they can be applied to other public engagement endeavors.
Has information on SACCHOs and the tools they use. Information on many projects, including joint meetings, membership initiatives, education and training, and national advocacy for local public health.
The Health Disparities toolkit is a searchable database of program descriptions and tools that will serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, public health systems researchers, and public health leaders around the nation looking for inspiration and ideas for how to implement programs of their own that address health disparities and inequities.
The Climate Change Toolkit is designed to provide tools and resources to help local public health practitioners plan for and address the health effects of climate change in their jurisdictions.
The Environmental Public Health (EPH) Health in All Policies (HiAP) Project Toolkit is a collection of tools and resources to help local health departments and local decision makers advance HiAP and environmental health policy.
Is an online repository for food safety tools and resources submitted by local
health departments in an effort to promote information exchange and identify
valuable materials that span the food safety continuum "from farm to table."
The Land Use Planning Healthy Community Design Toolkit is designed to provide downloadable tools and resources that can help you learn or further your work on the connection between public health and the built environment.
The Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) Toolkit is a place where those considering or using the PACE EH process can access tools and information to support implementation of the process in their community.
The Accreditation Preparation Toolkit is NACCHO’s online repository of accreditation preparation resources to assist local health departments (LHDs) in preparing for national accreditation and meeting national standards. This toolkit allows users to search and find tools based on their level of accreditation readiness.
The MAPP Related Toolkit allows MAPP users to browse, adopt, and tailor tools and resources developed to help users complete the different phases of MAPP. The toolkit also includes resources for marketing, communication, performance improvement, and evaluation.
The Public Health Informatics toolbox is a part of NACCHO's online exchange of public health informatics resources for local health departments. It is useful for finding tools, resources and articles to help you plan and implement public health informatics projects.
The Quality Improvement (QI) Toolkit is NACCHO’s online repository of quality and performance improvement resources for local health departments (LHDs). It contains valuable information, tools, and materials that can be adapted by LHDs as they learn about and apply QI processes to their work. This toolkit allows users to search for tools based on their level of experience with QI.
The Advanced Practice Centers customize and package the innovative tools they develop for other LHDs to use as they strengthen their own bioterrorism planning and response capability. Resources that the APCs develop are available, free of charge, in the Advanced Practice Centers (APC) Toolbox.
is NACCHO's online exchange of public health preparedness resources for local health departments. It is useful for finding tools from many program and topic areas.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Toolkit is an online repository of public health related resources and tools developed by NACCHO or local health agencies. These general public health resources have been organized in this toolkit to provide MRC leaders and volunteers easy access to items such as fact sheets, templates, exercises, activities, and training modules that may be useful to them.
Has an online collection of useful tools and resources to prepare staff of local public health departments and public health regions to respond to emergencies and to protect the public's health through a competency-based training and recognition program.
is an online source for Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) related tools and resources developed by state and local public health agencies, as well as SNS products from NACCHO and our partners.