What Works for Health: Evidence-Informed Policies & Programs for Communities

What Works for Health is a tool to help you find the best policies & programs for your local health challenges. It’s an easy-to-use, searchable menu of hundreds of policies and programs addressing the many factors that affect health, including health behaviors, access to care, social and economic factors, and the environment.

You can browse the policies, programs, and systems changes by Health Factor (e.g, Tobacco Use), Decision Maker (e.g, Community Leaders), and Evidence Rating (e.g, Scientifically Supported).

For each strategy, you will find:

  • Evidence Rating
  • Expected Beneficial Outcomes
  • Evidence of Effectiveness
  • Likely Impact on Disparities
  • Implementation Examples
  • Implementation Resources
  • Citations with links
  • Date information was updated

Together, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the What Works for Health tool give you a profile of your county’s health, guidance to take action, and evidence-informed strategies that can make your community a healthier place. Want to learn more? View the 4 minute What Works for Health tutorial.

Link to resource: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/what-works-for-health

Organization: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Date: 2012