Other resources

The field of community health improvement continues to grow with cross-sector collaboration being a key ingredient.

Here you will find other Wilder Research/Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis work on this topic along with websites, research reports and online tools from others leaders in the field.

Reports and tools we recommend:

Collaboration to Build Healthier Communities

This report by Wilder Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis provides new information on collaborative action to improve the health of communities across the United States.

Collaboration Factors Inventory

A free tool to assess how your collaboration is doing on research-tested success factors. Includes free access to an online survey and scoring tool where you can create your own group survey.

Healthy Food Access report

This report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Wilder Research examines key success ingredients for healthy food financing initiatives in the United states.

Learn from other leaders in the field:

Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN)

BHPN connects leaders and practitioners, curates resources and examples of what works, and builds the knowledge base for cross-sector collaboration. Activities include: Network Commons live online discussions, customized trainings, MeasureUp, Jargon Buster, case studies, blog series and long form essays.

County Health Rankings website

How Healthy is Your Community? The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.

Culture of Health report

This 2018 update reflects work done to understand how the Measures (refined now to a set of 35) have been, and can be, used by diverse constituents. In an effort to inspire ongoing engagement, we have included a supplement outlining different ways sectors may find the Framework valuable in their work.

Healthy Food Access Portal

An online collection that includes research, resources and stories for communities that are working to increase access to affordable, healthy food for everyone.

RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America

The Commission studied prevention, wellness and the broader factors that influence good health and issued 10 recommendations to dramatically improve health for everyone in America.

Explore additional data sources:

National Center for Health Statistics

The U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP) is a partnership of NCHS, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) External, and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) External to produce a new measure of health for where you live. Includes estimates of life expectancy at birth for most of the census tracts in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

500 Cities: Local data for better health. The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States.