Local Policy Databases to Support Healthy Communities

The Mississippi Public Health Institute, Texas Health Institute and the Illinois Public Health Institute partnered to design a process which used identified conditions that support healthy communities. Health Resources in Action created the list of conditions that help to create a healthy community. Then, the three public health institutions conducted a local policy database scan that focused on two areas:
1. the end users of policy databases, and
2. owners/developers and experts in local policy database use.

Four components were used to identify these areas: a literature review, brief discussions with CDC chronic disease policy staff, key informant interviews, and an on-line assessment.

This project was supported from a grant from the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and the Division of Community Health (DCH) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the CDC related to classifying the conditions that support healthy communities.