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APHA’s Policy Action Institute brings together public health leaders, students and professionals for a collaborative event to discuss proven and proposed policy solutions to tackle today’s most pressing health threats at the local, state and federal levels. Explore our collection of curated resources from this year’s speakers!

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Ask an Advocate

This resource features discussions with advocates from different groups or caucuses within the public health community. The topics include LGBTQ health, Latino ...

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LGBTQ+ People

LGBTQ+ people are individuals whose gender, sexual orientation, and/or romantic orientation is different from the heterosexual, cisgender norms most commonly...

Transgender and Nonbinary People

Transgender and Nonbinary (TGNB) people are individuals whose gender identity and expression are different from the cisgender norms most commonly-accepted in...

Farmworkers

Farmworkers play an essential role in a healthy, functioning food system. Farmworkers primarily contribute to the safe, efficient, and stable production and...

Food Access

Everyone deserves access to healthy and affordable foods. Food access refers to a person’s ability to obtain healthy foods, shaped by availability and...

Public Health Under Siege

This resource addresses the challenges facing public health, such as defunding and anti-science sentiment, and advocates for bold, policy-driven actions star...

Climate Communications Bootcamp

This course provides insights from climate and health experts regarding delivering key climate and health messaging and how to communicate and engage with po...

Racial Equity and Public Health

This fact sheet defines racial equity and discusses the public health impacts of racism. It also provides methods for reducing the burden of racism and achie...

LawAtlas

This tool is an interactive legal data on public health topics through maps, tables, and detailed datasets. It supports research and education with tools for...

Public Health Awakened

This resource is about organizing public health workers to advocate for health, equity, and justice using their collective voice, evidence, expertise, and re...

They Took On the Food Giants — and Won

This story highlights the influential role of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (C.S.P.I.) in advocating for healthier food policies and practice...

DMI Stories From the Field

This resource discusses an initiative focused on showcasing innovations and successes in public health data collection and utilization across different state...

State of Black America

This resource is an annual report by the National Urban League that assesses progress and challenges faced by Black Americans. The 2024 edition reflects on t...

CityHealth

CityHealth is a website that provides evidence-based policies to promote health and well-being in cities, with a focus on affordable housing, complete street...

Reclaim Your Vote

This resource is a campaign dedicated to promoting voter registration, education, and activation. It emphasizes the importance of civic engagement, protectin...

CityHealth Executive Summary Report

This document provides a summary of City Health’s 2017 report on cities that are leading the way on policies shown to improve people’s health a...

CityHealth 2018 Report Methodology

This document contains a detailed description of the methodology used for CityHealth’s report on that cities are leading the way on policies shown to...

Talking to Skeptical Voters

The resource underscores the importance of voting, especially in local elections, by highlighting how few votes can make a significant difference. It encoura...

Voter Conversation Starters

This resource provides conversation starters for healthcare professionals to discuss voting readiness with patients, emphasizing the impact of voting on heal...

Play, Read, and Vote for Health

This resource discusses the interconnectedness of health and democracy, emphasizing the importance of play, reading, and voting for a healthier nation. It hi...

Health is Always on the Ballot

This resource discusses the relationship between voter turnout, public health, and city civic engagement. It highlights the impact of low voter turnout on po...

Civic Engagement and Health Slides

This resource is a presentation highlighting the connection between health, voting, social determinants of health, and structural determinants of health, wit...

Healthy Voting

This site promotes healthy voting practices and emphasizes the link between voting and community health outcomes. It guides different voting options, deadlin...

Vote For Health

This tool aims to simplify the voting process and highlight the impact of voting on public health. It provides resources such as a voting toolkit, event info...

Harvard College Guide to Interviewing

This guidebook by Harvard College provides comprehensive guidance on interviewing, offering valuable insights and strategies to help individuals maximize the...

Interview Prep

This resource offers guidance on effective interview preparation, outlining five key steps to follow for a successful interview.

Interview Prep and Tips

This resource provides guidance and tips for successful job interviews and includes a list of resources in how to prepare for a job interview.

Key Elements of a Resume

This resource offers advice on crafting a resume that effectively showcases your experiences, skills, and qualifications to potential employers, particularly...

Writing Cover Letters

This resource provides guidance on how to write a cover letter and how to organize your cover letter.

How to Write a Cover Letter

This resource provides guidance on crafting an effective cover letter and how to highlight your experiences.

What To Do During a Job Interview

This resource provides guidance on actively engaging in job interviews by emphasizing actions to take beyond verbal communication, encouraging authenticity,...

Climate Justice

Climate justice is a term used for framing global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purel...

Why Public Space Matters

“Why Public Space Matters” by Setha Low explores the critical role of public spaces in fostering social justice, democratic practices, creativi...

Reproductive Justice

“All people deserve full autonomy over their sexuality, gender, work, and reproduction. Reproductive justice—a framework created by activi...

Killing the Black Body

“Killing the Black Body” examines the historical and systemic abuses of Black women’s bodies in America, shedding light on issues such a...

Book: Policy Engagement

This resource by the American Public Health Association is a practical guide aimed at public health practitioners, providing strategies and tools to effectiv...

Climate Crisis

Climate change has been called the greatest public health challenge of the 21st Century. Despite wide consensus in the scientific community about the nature...

Book: Community Engagement

“Strategic Skills for Public Health Practice: Community Engagement” is a comprehensive guide that utilizes first-person narratives, real-life e...

How To Prevent the Next Pandemic

In “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic,” Bill Gates presents a compelling argument for global collaboration and proactive measures to prevent fut...

Neighborhood Safety

Neighborhood safety involves assessing and promoting resident well-being by addressing factors like crime, violence, social disorder, and environmental hazar...

Book: Wave

“In Wave,” Sonali Deraniyagala recounts her devastating loss of her family in the 2004 tsunami, navigating through grief and memories while bra...

What To Bring

This picture book follows Malia and her family as they evacuate their home due to a nearby fire, emphasizing the importance of family and resilience during c...

Plan and Prepare! (Fire Safety)

This sing-along picture book educates children about the four rules of fire safety in a catchy and engaging manner, encouraging them to learn and practice th...

Zeitoun

“Zeitoun” is a compelling narrative depicting the harrowing ordeal of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, who, after Hurricane Katrina, bravely stays behind t...

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

In Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin explores the complex dynamics of friendship and creative partnership between two individuals in the...

Book: Migrations

“Migrations” follows Franny Stone’s journey to track the last Arctic terns on their migration to Antarctica, intertwining her personal h...

All Are Neighbors

In this picture book, a neighborhood comes together to welcome a new family, showcasing the beauty of community and inclusivity while celebrating diversity a...

The Curious Garden

In this picture book, a young boy named Liam transforms a struggling garden into a vibrant oasis, bringing life and color to his gray cityscape.

Rise Up and Write It

“Rise Up and Write It” is a children’s book that combines storytelling with interactive elements, encouraging young readers to engage in...

The Youngest Marcher

“The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks” recounts the inspiring tale of a nine-year-old civil rights activist who participated in protests against...

LGBTQ+ Health Equity Library

LGBTQ+ people belong everywhere. They deserve to live open, authentic lives without fear of discrimination, harassment, judgement, or violence. Despite decad...

Economic Democracy Policy Guide

Economic democracy is when people own the resources in their community. The community chooses how to use their resources. Resources make up most of our most...

Conversation Guide: Public Health

This resource hosts structured conversations on the topic of Public Health. It covers personal health approaches, experiences with public health mandate...

Policies and Laws for the Health of All

This resource is about the significance of public health law, community engagement, and addressing health disparities. The challenges and opportunities in st...

Ask an Advocate: IMPACT Melanoma

This story discusses a representative of IMPACT Melanoma’s experiences as an advocate, values in her work, and advice for aspiring advocates...

Ask an Advocate: DermaTeens

This story discusses a representative of DermaTeen’s advocacy work, experiences as a first-time advocate, values in advocacy, and advice for...

Ask an Advocate

This resource features discussions with advocates from different groups or caucuses within the public health community. The topics include LGBTQ health, Lati...

Ask an Advocate: LGBTQ Health Caucus

This story discusses a member of the LGBTQ Health Caucus’s experiences as an advocate, his values in advocacy work, and advice for aspiring...

VFHK Preemption Explainer Video

This resource aims to educate viewers on preemption—a policy tool that restricts lower levels of government from enacting specific measures. It highli...

Public Health Authority Toolkit

This resource provides state and territorial health officials with evidence-based resources and legal guidance to effectively respond to public health emerge...

Overview of Public Health Primer

This resource discusses the collaboration between public health and community development sectors to address health and racial equity through...

Preparing a Poster Presentation

This resource highlights the role of academic posters in serving as a platform for young investigators and provides helpful tips and suggestions on how to pr...

What is a Virtual Career Fair?

This resource provides a comprehensive guide to navigating virtual career fairs, covering topics such as what to expect, how to prepare, and strategies for s...

Virtual Career Fairs Tips

This resource provides insights and guidance for navigating virtual career fairs, highlighting their unique advantages, differences from physical fairs, and...

Tips for Career Fair Success

This resource offers a comprehensive breakdown of steps to prepare for and maximize opportunities at career fairs, providing actionable suggestions to help a...

Virtual Fair Digital Checklist

This resource offers a comprehensive checklist for preparing for virtual career fairs, covering steps to ensure a successful virtual networking experience....

Informational Interviewing

This resource discusses the importance of informational interviewing and provides helpful tips and suggestions on making the most out of an informational int...

Rural Health Equity Toolkit

This toolkit offers evidence-based frameworks and resources for organizations addressing health equity in U.S. rural communities. The toolkit covers modules...

Toward Transformative Reparations

The resource recounts a meeting between the Global Circle for Reparations and Healing and the Vatican to discuss the Catholic Church’s role in the tra...

Foundations in Privacy Toolkit

This toolkit contains template policies and procedures, template agreements, flow charts, and checklists designed to assist businesses and organizations in M...

Written Agreement Checklist

This guidance from the Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center provides information on creating written agreements to obtain and...

Behavioral Health Data Sharing Toolkit

This online toolkit provides information on sharing behavioral health information under California and federal laws with the goal of assisting the integratio...

History of Quarantine

This resource is about the history of quarantine measures, particularly in the United States. It discusses the origins of quarantine practices in the Middle...

Privacy and Data Sharing

This resource provides a brief overview of the FERPA provisions relating to the disclosure of education records. It also provides links to several additional...

Blogging Tips for Media Advocates

This resource provides tips and strategies for media advocates who want to use blogging as a communication tool to advance their social change goals. It cove...

Worksheet: Answering Hard Questions

This is a worksheet designed to help individuals prepare for challenging or complex questions they might encounter when discussing a particular issue.

Data License Agreement

This resource describes the process of entering a data license agreement to use HUD data for research purposes and provides links to the data license applica...

Getting Started With Media Advocacy

This resource is about beginning a media campaign in the context of media advocacy. It emphasizes that in media advocacy, the primary goal is to change polic...

Layers of Strategy

This one-page handout is a resource for discussing overall goals and how strategic communication can support campaigns for equity.

Health Information and the Law

This website provides information on state and federal laws pertaining to health information. It provides overviews of state and federal laws, analysis of im...

Clark County Information Sharing Guide

This resource provides guidance relating to inter-agency data sharing for juvenile justice reform in Washington state. This resource is a product of the Mode...

Lessons in Framing

This resource discusses the concept of “framing” in media and its significant influence on public debates and policy discussions, especially co...

Public Health and Media Advocacy

This resource explains how media advocacy supports the social justice grounding of public health while addressing public health’s “wicked probl...

A History of Public Health

This resource discusses major historical trends and concepts of public health and their relationship to the individual and the community, health issues from...

Delivering Your Message

This resource is about preparing and effectively delivering messages during media interviews. It highlights the importance of selecting the right spokespeopl...

Confidentiality Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to help jurisdictions successfully navigate the balance between privacy and security with the delivery of efficient and effective se...

Worksheet: Overall Strategy

This worksheet helps provide clarity in your overall advocacy goals, as well as the steps you will take to achieve them.

Framing 101

This resource explores the concept of framing, its implications for advocacy, and its role in promoting health equity.

The Freedom of Information Act

This website serves as a gateway to making Freedom of Information Act requests for information held by federal agencies.

Data Protection Law in the USA

This resource provides an overview of select federal and state data protection laws that might be relevant to the operation of non-profit organizations. It i...

Message Delivery: The Interview

This resource provides tips and a practice exercise for delivering a strategic message during interviews or presentations. It emphasizes the importance of ad...

Data Sharing Agreements

This resource provides guidance and links to other resources for researchers needing data sharing agreements to use military health information managed by th...

Open Government Guide

This resource contains information on state open records laws (sometimes known as freedom of information laws or sunshine laws). The resource provides uses g...

ASTHO Public Health and Schools Toolkit

This toolkit provides information, fact sheets, and resources relating to public health agencies’ legal authority to conduct public health activities...

Newsworthy Elements

This resource discusses various elements that can make a news story newsworthy and how advocates can use them to attract media attention and support their po...

Communicating for Change Trainings

This resource discusses the launch of the Center for Healthy Communities by The California Endowment in April 2006 to advance community health by bringing to...

Public-Health Emergency Authority Act

This resource provides a map, bill list, summary, and enactment history regarding the Public Health Emergency Authority Act. Further documents are also avail...

USAJOBS

USAJOBS is the official online platform for job opportunities in the United States federal government. It’s a comprehensive website where individuals...

Epidemic Intelligence Service

This webpage provides information on the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program. The page offers links to apply for the fellowship, host an EIS officer,...

Learn to Love Networking

This article addresses the common aversion to networking and provides four strategies for changing one’s mindset.

Networking and Social Media

This webpage discusses common networking challenges and ways to improve your networking strategies. It emphasizes the importance of using social media.

Professional Networking in Public Health

This website suggests the importance of professional networking, particularly in public health. It discusses various types of networks, in-person and online...

Shot in the Arm

Shot in the Arm explores vaccine hesitancy historically and in the context of our modern pandemic.

America Dissected

On America Dissected, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed explores what’s making us sick and what we’ll need to take on — be it racism, corporate capital...

Advocacy vs Lobbying: What Can You Do?

This webinar discusses the regulations surrounding lobbying and advocacy and some examples of activities that are well within the realm of advocacy. The webi...

Regulating Public Health Measures

This longitudinal dataset captures details of legislation regulating public health measures introduced between January 1, 2021, and May 20, 2022, in all 50 U...

Public Health Preemption

This longitudinal dataset captures details of legislation preempting public health measures introduced between January 1, 2021, and May 20, 2022, in all 50 U...

Strengthening Public Health

This longitudinal dataset captures details of legislation strengthening public health introduced between January 1, 2021, and May 20, 2022, in all 50 U.S. st...

Reallocation of Public Health Authority

This longitudinal dataset captures details of legislation attempting to reallocate public health authority introduced between January 1, 2021, and May 2...

Public Health Authority Limits

This longitudinal dataset captures details of legislation limiting the emergency public health authority of state governors, state health officials, and loca...

Undoing the Drivers of Health Inequity

This resource shows how ChangeLab Solutions addresses the five fundamental drivers of health inequity by developing legal and policy strategies to transform...

PH WINS: Dashboard

Users can explore the national findings from PH WINS 2021 utilizing this resource. To examine the data in more detail, users can apply filters, compare subse...

Poster Session Guidelines

This resource offers Poster Session guidelines and a graphic presentation of an author’s research. It includes general information, poster development...

Poster Presentations: Planning a Poster

This resource offers poster planning, designing, printing, and presenting considerations. In addition, UAB library resources and links to UAB templates are i...

#betterposter

This resource describes the #betterposter template. The essentials include a main finding, in significant type and plain language; an “ammo bar”...

How To Prepare a Scientific Poster

This resource offers insights from researchers across various disciplines and career stages on maximizing poster presentations at conferences, including adap...

How To Make an Effective Poster

This presentation aims to provide insight into the purpose of an academic poster, poster presentation guidelines, what an academic poster is, why academic po...

Designing Conference Posters

This resource offers an overview of the poster concept, downloadable templates, what to put in each section, DOs and DON’Ts, how to make your poster m...

NACCHO University

This resource provides a range of online courses, webinars, and resources tailored to the needs of local health departments and their staff. National Associa...

Public Health Review Morning Edition

This podcast offers informative and engaging discussions on various public health topics. Each episode provides an exploration of important issues, featuring...

ASTHO’s e-Learning Center

This resource offers self-paced courses for public health professionals. It provides multimedia content, interactive modules, and collaborative learning oppo...

Early-Career Professionals

This webpage emphasizes the benefits of becoming a member of APHA as an early career professional, providing access to a supportive community, professional d...

APHA LEAD

This resource is an online community platform that brings together public health professionals and enthusiasts. It offers a space for collaboration, networki...

Public Health CareerMart

This resource is a job site for public health professionals, offering a career guidance center for employers and job seekers.  

PH-HERO Workforce Resource Center

This webpage provides resources to protect, support, connect, and grow the well-being and retention of the workforce. The PH-HERO Workforce Resource Center i...

Public Health TechXpo and Futures Forum

This resource is a registration page for The Futures Forum by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). It is an educational program...

Public Health Associate Program

This resource is the CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) homepage. It provides information on the PHAP two-year training program administered...

Careers.org

This website offers resources for career exploration, job search strategies, and educational programs. It provides information and tools to support individua...

Fellowships and Training Opportunities

This webpage offers information and resources related to fellowship programs offered by the CDC. It provides details about various fellowship programs availa...

USA JOBS

This website serves as the official job portal for the United States federal government. It provides a centralized platform where individuals can search and...

Worksheet: Message Development

This worksheet outlines effective message development that is used in advocacy. It offers a description of how to create these messages while providing some...

Power Tools

This website contains a wide array of tools and resources that can be used for advocacy and campaigning. Some of these resources include: planning tools, coa...

Legislative Alerts

This website provides legislative updates from the federal government. The resources are centered around the implications of governmental affairs with state...

State Public Health Legislation Database

This database offers up-to-date information about bills that relate to public health in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Users are able to...

Marketing Public Health

This free, hour-long course offers an introduction to the principles of branding and marketing public health to stakeholders. The course will equip users wit...

Campaign Resource Library

This resource library offers a wide array of resources relating to disciplines of public health that can be used in campaigns. Some topics include: media adv...

Power Mapping for Public Health Advocacy

This video discusses power mapping in the public health advocacy sphere. Christine Compton of Voices for Healthy Kids shares how to build your capacity to ad...

The NACCHO Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit is a comprehensive introduction to governmental affairs advocacy. It offers explanations of different types of engagement, congressional timelin...

Preemption Message Manual

This toolkit discusses the importance of preemption and helps users advocate for local decision-making. It includes audience motivations and concerns, tested...

The Family Van: Wellness Within Reach

Family Van is a mobile health clinic that provides healthcare services to underserved and low-income communities in the Boston area. It offers free screening...

Mobile Health Map

Mobile Health Map is a network of more than 1,000 mobile clinics working together to increase access to health care and achieve equity. This website provides...

Advocacy for Public Health

The American Public Health Association provides advocacy resources related to voting, Congressional engagement, policy statements, and resources explaining k...

Becoming Better Messengers

This website contains various resources and tools that relate to effective messaging in public health environments to create meaningful dialogue. The website...

FrameWorks: Government

This website discusses how to approach communication oriented around the government and policy. It contains various articles, reports, and toolkits on how to...

What is Public Health Authority FAQ

This website provides an introduction to public health authority, including key definitions and explainations of public health concepts, threats to public he...

FrameWorks: Human Services

This website discusses human services and how to communicate about them. The website contains various toolkits, reports, and recommendations on how to approa...

FrameWorks: Evidence-Based Policymaking

FrameWorks provides a resource hub for evidence-based policymaking and communications support. The website includes guides and webinars regarding reframing s...

Public Health Advocacy: The Basics

This webinar explains public health authority and legislation related to lobbying and advocacy for public health professionals. The web page includes additio...

Making the Case for Public Health

This webinar includes resources for communicating the importance of public health infrastructure to prevent limits to public health authority. The resource i...

Campaign Toolkits: Preemption

This guide provides advocacy materials for public health preemption. The resource introduces preemption and provides guides for recruitment, engagement, and...

Fundamentals of Preemption

This fact sheet provides summarizes the main types of preemption and how it operates. The authors provide various examples of preemption to understand how th...

State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This data tool provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures culminates and tracks all bills relating to COVID that entered state legislatures. T...

National Public Health Week Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help the public health community prepare for National Public Health Week. Below you’ll find a curated collection of resour...

Vaccinate With Confidence

Vaccine Voices is a website promoting vaccine acceptance by sharing personal stories and experiences related to vaccines. It includes video testimonies, reso...

The Principles of Trustworthiness

The Trustworthiness Toolkit, created by the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Health Justice, is a resource designed to help all organizations...

Basics of Health Equity

In this introduction to health equity, health equity and justice are defined, equality and equity are compared and contrasted, the four levels of racism are...

How Culture Influences Health

This webpage outlines how culture influences the health of individuals, families, and communities. It also provides guidance for healthcare professionals in...

Racial Justice Competency Model

This website outlines Racial Justice Competencies for Public Health Professionals developed by the Public Health Training Centers, in partnership with the Na...

We Can Do This

This resource provides information and resources to encourage people to take actions that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The initiative emphasizes...

Rural Philanthropy Toolkit

The Rural Philanthropy Toolkit focuses on preparing for partnerships with philanthropies, conducting outreach to philanthropies, and establishing and sustain...

Grant Writing Toolkit

The Center for Rural Health’s Grant Writing created an outline that provides rural communities with the information, resources, and materials they nee...

Candid Learning

Candid Learning offers in-person or online training and special events from their training experts and peers in the field. Training and special event topics...

Act for Public Health

Act for Public Health provides direct support to public health departments and others through consultation, training, legal technical assistance, research, a...

Building the CDC the Country Needs

This Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report enumerates the essential, concrete, near-term steps that will return the CDC to a pathway o...

COVID-19 Information Navigator

This training aims to support bilingual and multilingual community members in reducing health information barriers by sharing vital health information with p...

PH WINS 2021 National Dashboards

PH WINS is the first and only nationally representative source of data on the people that make up the governmental public health workforce. It captures their...

Public Health 101 Series

The Public Health 101 Series provides an introduction to public health and covers the sciences essential to public health practice. The fundamental scientifi...

Project REFOCUS

This website summarizes Project REFOCUS, a project that provides a real-time crisis monitoring system and educational resources for public health practitione...

Public Health Careers

PublicHealthCareers.org promotes careers and jobs in U.S. state and territorial governmental public health agencies. Users can search for public health job o...

Public Health Learning Navigator

The Public Health Learning Network is an active consortium of public health educators, practitioners, and thought leaders that aims to advance public health...

TFAH Healthy Aging Resources Toolkit

This document compiles resources for the promotion of healthy aging. Resources are organized by topic, including age-friendly communities, aging in place, ca...

CDC Moving Forward Summary Report

This report summarizes the findings of the two-part review of the CDC, which included the scientific and programmatic review, and the structural review. It i...

Communications Tool: Building Bridges

This resource for public health communicators explains how to use bridging statements effectively to build trust, acknowledge and answer tough questions...

The Pandemic’s Legacy Is Already Clear

This story discusses how American leaders and pundits have been trying to call an end to the pandemic and how this mindset not only compromises the nation...

2022 Is the Year of Decision

This report proposes eight recommendations to strengthen America’s health security and secure U.S. global leadership in the next phase of pandemic res...

A Public Health Success Story

The article uses the story of limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine supply in Birmingham, Alabama in order to revisit the larger issue of the coronavirus pa...

Urban Health Agenda

This report aims to provide a framework focusing on protecting and promoting the well-being of the nation’s big cities by building healthier, more equ...

Raising the Bar

This webpage provides an actionable framework that aims to embed equity and excellence throughout the work of the entire healthcare sector and help achieve o...

2022-2023 Flu Season

This Vaccinate Your Family webpage provides information about flu, including symptoms, treatments, and vaccination. It also includes frequently asked questio...

Vaccines and Diseases

This Vaccinate Your Family webpage provides information about vaccine-preventable diseases and why vaccines are important.

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

CDC created this comprehensive toolkit to help providers implement best practices and recommendations that will help protect patients, safeguard vaccine supp...

Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statements inform vaccine recipients (or their parents or caregivers) about the benefits and risks of a vaccine(s) they will be receiving...

The Vaccine Handbook App

This resource is a comprehensive source of vaccine information that brings together vaccine science, guidance, and practice.

Talking to Parents About Vaccines

These resources were developed by CDC, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help healthcare prof...

Give Birth to the End of Hep B

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has a variety of resources to help hospitals and birthing centers meet the national standard of care by providing a u...

Vaccine Administration

CDC created this online training module to help educate providers about proper vaccine administration. Continuing education credits are offered for this trai...

Association of Immunization Managers

This links to AIM’s homepage. AIM was created in 1999 to enable immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-prev...

Video FAQs

Vaccinate Your Family created these short videos to help answer common questions that parents have about childhood vaccines.

Vaccines, Calling the Shots

Several diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago-whooping cough, measles, mumps-are returning, in part because nervous par...

Lesson Plans | Vaccinate Your Family

This webpage provides take-home handouts and take-home activities regarding the importance of vaccination for use in preschools and daycares.

Concerns During Pregnancy

This fotonovela tells a story of a pregnant woman thinking about whether she should get vaccinated.

Adult Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

This booklet contains descriptions of adult vaccine-preventable diseases, including symptoms and methods to prevent disease contraction.

COVID-19 | ACOG

This ACOG webpage contains information about COVID-19 for pregnant and breastfeeding women, including facts, frequently asked questions, expert views etc. AC...

Monkeypox: What You Need to Know

This webpage provides a compilation of essential information currently known about monkeypox. It includes resources for the public, advocacy purposes, and cl...

Monkeypox: The State of the Science

In this webinar, a panel of experts discuss the recent state of the science of monkeypox, the known disease epidemiology, prevention options, and critic...

Mpox

This webpage provides a compilation of resources on monkeypox, such as infographics, blogs, and webinars.

Cultural Humility and Competence

Cultural humility is a lifelong process of transformative self-reflection and continuous learning. It involves recognizing and challenging power imbalances,...

Vaccine Website Accessibility Dashboard

This dashboard tracks the accessibility of each state, territory, and District of Columbia’s vaccine information webpage, where information about prio...

Get Ready: Sharing

This webpage compiles visual tools from the Get Ready initiative. It provides quick, simple, and easily shareable information on emergency preparation and di...

COVID-19: What Are the Basics?

This webpage provides a collection of tips, videos, and resources to help people prepare for and protect against COVID-19.

Get Ready: Fact Sheets

This webpage provides a collection of fact sheets to help improve preparedness for a variety of public health hazards. It includes information on how to resp...

Get Ready

This website is part of the American Public Health Association’s initiative to help people prepare against disasters and hazards. It contains a compil...

Community Tool Box – Toolkits

This compilation of toolkits provides information and resources for a variety of community work objectives, including building leadership, assessing communit...

Public Health Reaching Across Sectors

This website provides evidence-based resources designed to support public health practitioners with communication skills and strategies to help build capacit...

Promoting Internal Communication

This webpage provides information on how to make sure that your organization runs smoothly and effectively by promoting official and unofficial internal comm...

How Racism Makes Us Sick

This article explains how everyday racism and structural inequities add up to poor health and life outcomes.

Healthy Places Index Policy Guides

This resource identifies evidence-based policy interventions to meet the needs of the community tied to indicators in the Healthy Places Index. Interventions...

Health Impact Assessment

This webpage provides tools to understand health and equity impacts of policies and programs across sectors, applied as part of a Health in All Policies Appr...

Complex Care Startup Toolkit

This toolkit provides tools to operationalize a system of complex care that address mental, physical and social needs together.

Community Health and Economic Prosperity

This resource is intended to foster public health and business collaboration. It provides resources that make the business case for health equity and racial...

Communities of Solutions

This website is a review of key characteristics that lead to growing, equitable transformation in communities.

Budgeting for Health

This book chapter discusses how countries can effectively budget for health, or allocate national funds to the health sector, and why this process is importa...

10 Dangers of Collective Impact

This article examines the worst practices in using the collective impact approach for social change and lessons on how to avoid them.

Epidemics That Didn’t Happen

This report examines epidemics that were prevented by early planning and intervention, including Yellow Fever, Ebola, Anthrax, and Monkeypox. It discusses wh...

Indigenous Knowledge Library

Indigenous knowledge—also known as traditional knowledge—refers to information, meanings, purposes, and values that Indigenous peoples have gat...

That’s Public Health

This video series by APHA and Complexly Media examines the basics of important public health topics, including how chronic diseases, heart disease, racism, a...

Pathways to Population Health Equity

Pathways to Population Health Equity (P2PHE) is a framework and set of tools designed to support public health leaders to strategically advance population he...

Building Community-Based Contact Tracing

This interactive dashboard presents key demographic characteristics of trainees who received training through the TRAIN Learning Network as well as the commu...

COVID-19 and Heart Disease

This webpage contains various articles, webinars, and resources on COVID-19 and women’s heart health. Readers can learn how to stay safe during the pa...

Sara Alert

This tool automates the process of public health monitoring and reporting of individuals exposed to or infected with COVID-19 or any infectious disease. It w...

The Color of COVID-19

This panel discussion explores the underlying causes of the pandemic’s disparate impact on communities of color, as well as the inequitable responses...

Community Dashboard

This dashboard allows users to explore community-specific resources and tools on COVID-19, community disaster, environmental justice, and community resilienc...

Update and NHMA Call to Action

This webpage acts as a call to action for Spanish-speaking physicians to help educate communities on COVID-19. It provides a collection of general COVID info...

COVID-19 STD Program Resources

This webpage provides a collection of COVID-19 resources for STD programs, including COVID-19 testing and reporting, sex and COVID-19, and more.

Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Vaccines

This blog post features Dr. Ruth Karron and Dr. Ruth Faden, who answer questions and concerns about vaccine safety while breastfeeding and the benefits that...

COVID-19: Care of Older Adults

This webpage contains a collection of resources curated by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on how to healthcare in the context of older adults.

Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19

This blog post provides an overview of how COVID-19 can affect heart health, specific concerns for people living with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and...

FH Foundation Webinars

This webpage contains a compilation of webinars from the Family Health Foundation. Viewers can view past recordings and learn about upcoming webinars on heal...

Outbreaks Near Me

This tool allows users to explore COVID-19 and flu data in their communities. Users can view self-reported data and government-reported date. They can also c...

Research and Publications

This webpage contains publications from Ending Pandemics, an organization working to improve early disease detection and rapid response to emerging diseases....

Aqui Nos Cuidamos

This website is a project of the Ciencia Puerto Rico and is in Spanish. It contains various infographics, animations, videos, and other resources to promote...

COVID-19 Planning Checklist

This checklist helps users with simple, practical things that they can do to plan for, prevent, and manage COVID-19.

ASTHO COVID-19

This webpage is intended for state and territorial health officials and their agencies. It contains reports, webinars, training materials, guides, tools, and...

Smoking and COVID-19: The Real Deal

This article focuses on smoking and explores the possible mechanisms by which it could affect SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 health outcomes.

COVID-19 Updates

This webpage provides the updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Amazon employees and the hiring process. It includes information on mask regulati...

COVID-19 Health Equity Resources

This webpage provides a list of health equity resources from curated by the American Medical Association that examine the structural issues that contribute t...

Yale COVID-19 Data

This data dashboard allows users to explore data on Yale’s vaccination rates, COVID-19 incidence over time, and risk level.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

This webpage contains a series of videos from OU Health and surrounding community members promoting COVID-19 vaccinations.

Public Health Officials Under Siege

This podcast shares public health officials experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have been targeted by protestors and laws to limit their po...

Health Equity Learning Bundle

This series of courses from the Public Health Foundation provides frontline professionals with knowledge to better understand health equity and approaches th...

New: Issue-Specific Preemption Guide

This webpage presents a collection of preemption resources on various issues, including sanctuary cities, equitable housing, minimum wage, and more. It is in...

HHS Image Galleries

This webpage presents a collection of links to image galleries of various Health and Human Services agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and P...

Transforming Public Health Data Systems

This webpage provides resources and recommendations on how to build a robust public health data system to advance health equity. It includes a health data in...

2021 Epidemiology Capacity Assessment

This fact sheet provides an overview of the results from the 2021 Epidemiology Capacity Assessments conducted by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemi...

COVID-19 Funded Research Projects

This tool allows users to look up COVID-19 research projects that were funded by the National Institutes of Health. Users can search by state and congression...

Coronavirus Resource Center

This website provides a periodically updated compilation of questions and answers regarding COVID-19 topics, including prevention, vaccine, high-risk individ...

Why Business and Public Health?

This webpage looks at the importance of and opportunities for engagement from the private sector in promoting health and wellbeing. It highlights the report,...

COVID-19 Responses and Resources

This webpage provides a compilation of evidence-based resources created and curated by the National Academies to inform COVID-19 response and recovery effort...

Resources About the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webpage contains a curated collection of COVID-19 resources from Local Solutions Support Center’s partners. It is organized by topic area, which...

Communication Resources

This webpage presents a collection of resources and tools for effective communication regarding COVID-19. It includes videos, an image library, print resourc...

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

This searchable image library compiles photos and illustrations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is intended to support public health...

COVID-19 Response and Resources

This webpage contains resources and tools curated by the Build Healthy Places Network on navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphasizes cross-sector...

Pandemic Data Initiative

This initiative explores lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic on how to best support government efforts to collect and deliver comprehensive real-time...

Resources

This webpage contains a compilation of resources regarding COVID-19, with a specific emphasis on health equity and outreach in the Black community.

Our First Use Case: CV-19 Checkup

This website outlines CV19 Checkup, a tool designed to help older individuals to assess and mitigate their risks related to COVID-19.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

This webpage contains information regarding COVID-19, including sections about vaccines, the effect of COVID on children, and how to manage chronic lung dise...

How to Protect Yourself and Others

This webpage contains information regarding how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Topics covered include masking, social distancing, vaccination,...

COVID-19: COVID-19 Science and Research

This webpage outlines science and research regarding COVID-19. The featured categories include CDC’s science agenda, science updates, data and surveil...

COVID-19 Community Health Tools

This webpage provides resources, FAQs and infographics for Tribal public health departments and workers, community organizations, and Tribal community member...

Top COVID-19 Resources for CHWs

This fact sheet provides insight into the best resources and biggest challenges in community healthcare amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 PPE Shortage

This webpage provides information regarding ongoing COVID-19 PPE and medical supply shortages and the impacts of these shortages.

Contact Tracing for COVID-19

This webpage focuses on contact tracing for COVID-19. It provides information on various steps of contact tracing, including scaling up staffing roles, train...

COVID-19 School Testing Toolkit

This blog post introduces the CDC’s COVID-19 School Testing Toolkit, which includes a suite of free resources intended to help support schools that ar...

Antigen Testing Resources

This folder contains a set of training materials for how to collect samples, test, and record results for COVID-19 antigen tests.

COVID-19 Test Kits

This webpage lists the available at-home COVID-19 tests sold through Amazon. It briefly describes the two types of available tests: molecular test and antige...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Key Things to Know

This webpage provides information on COVID-19 vaccine safety, side effects, booster shots, and more. It also includes links to vaccine-related services that...

COVID-19 Vaccine Comparison

This issue brief provides key details and a comparison of the three COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. It includes infor...

COVID Data Tracker

This interactive dashboard provides daily updates on COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and vaccinations data in the United States.

COVID-19  Health Equity Resources 

This webpage provides a set of resources and educational material addressing community equity in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources address issu...

COVID-19 Data Tracker

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides access to a COVID-19 Data Tracker via this webpage. This tool can be used to demonstrate COVID-19 trends, i...

COVID-19 Tracking Survey

This webpage provides access to a survey, created and circulated by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Emerson College, assessin...

Resilient American Communities Methods

This website provides methods that increase a community’s capacity to solve problems collaboratively and raise the voices of underserved communit...

COVID-19 School Testing Toolkit

This COVID-19 School Testing Toolkit social media content that communicates the importance of COVID-19 school testing and can be shared, informational flyers...

COVID-19 Test Site Finder

This website provides state guidelines and information on COVID-19 testing sites regarding testing criteria, availability, and hours.

Public Health Law After COVID-19

This resource discusses the surge in litigation related to COVID-19 and the varying outcomes of legal challenges to mitigation measures. It mentions courts...

State Action on Coronavirus

This database provides up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the...

In Common Newsletter: The Growing Gap

The In Common Newsletter shares new and featured resources from Community Commons. The second March 2022 newsletter featured original story “The Growi...

Shared Stewardship in Health Care

The guide describes how all members of the health care workforce can act as leaders to ensure all people can reach their full potential. The guide introduces...

Preemption and Public Health

This infographic outlines why preemption matters for public health. It provides the definition of preemption, as well as its implications for community-drive...

The COVID Tracking Project

This webpage links to various datasets and tools to support regional and national tracking of COVID-19 data. Resources are stratified by field of expertise a...

COVID-19 GIS Hub

This webpage provides access to an interactive map with information on COVID-19 case count and vaccination rate in the US. The data provided is updated regul...

FEMA COVID-19 Response Resources

This webpage provides access to an interactive database of state vaccination resources and locator tools. It also links to additional COVID-19 response resou...

WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard

This webpage provides access to an interactive global map of confirmed COVID-19 case count. Additional graphs and data are provided by world region and indiv...

FAQ: COVID-19 Data and Surveillance

This webpage includes tools, resources, and best practices for addressing vaccine access barriers. Methods for reaching underserved communities and addressin...

Public Health Data Interoperability

This webpage strives to ensure that electronic health information is shared appropriately between healthcare and public health partners in the right format,...

Surveillance and Data Analytics

This webpage provides information and resources to help public health departments and laboratories investigate and report COVID-19 cases.

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

This webpage provides data charts with weekly updated information regarding the cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 across the United States.

Preemption

This webpage provides an overview of preemption and highlights key resources connecting preemption, public health and equity.

Rural and Conservative Engagement Effort

This website details how the COVID Collaborative has partnered with Ad Council and trusted rural voices like the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Coopera...

COVID-19 Vaccines For Children

This editorial details COVID-19 vaccine trends for children, and calls upon the biomedical community to help increase vaccine confidence and acceptance among...

Bonus Training: Preemption

This presentation explores the connections between preemption, public health, and equity. It also contains information regarding how preemption can hinder or...

Policy Playbook For COVID-19 and Beyond

This report assesses the United States’ policy response to the COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of health equity along racial and economic lines....

U.S. COVID Risk and Vaccine Tracker

This interactive tool tracks vaccinations and COVID risk by geographic location. These data can be sorted by state, county, and metropolitan area and also in...

What the Racial Data Show

This written story discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people of color and how data, like infection, hospitalization, and death rates, show how...

Assessing and Addressing Preemption

This resource contains an overview of preemption, describes how it can affect health equity, and outlines generally how local authority is granted in differe...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This resource is about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It explains the s...

Update On Omicron

This webpage summarizes current knowledge about the Omicron variant, including transmissibility, severity of disease, effectiveness of vaccines, current test...

TRAIN Learning Network

TRAIN is a learning platform that provides access to a national catalog of trainings developed by government agencies, universities, professional association...

Public Health Learning Navigator

This webpage provides a search tool for public health courses and other learning material. It also allows the learner to nominate high yield material which m...

BEAM

This webpage provides information on BEAM, an online certificate program in the field of financial management. It offers key statistics to the field of finan...

K-12 Schools COVID-19 Mitigation Toolkit

This toolkit is designed for public health officials, K-12 administrators, school district officials, and occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals...

Explore Data from PH WINS 2017

This webpage provides information on the current state of the public health workforce in the US. The data presented is stratified to reflect geographic and d...

Workplaces and Businesses

This webpage provides information on how to prevent and reduce transmission and maintain healthy business operations in non-healthcare workplaces.

Schools, Child Care, and Colleges

This webpage provides strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations in schools, child care programs, and institutions of higher ed...

Rural Healthcare Workforce

This webpage provides information on the status of the public health workforce in rural communities. Additional detail and context is added in a Q&A sect...

Guidance for COVID-19

This webpage provides a searchable list of CDC guidance regarding COVID-19. It also includes a comprehensive review of CDC’s existing COVID-19 guidanc...

COVID: Community Mitigation

This webpage details the analysis of global and domestic COVID-19 community mitigation responses in order to develop and disseminate practical, evidence...

COVID-19

This webpage details how can the nation respond in the short term to keep all people safe and the economy afloat? What policies could help all of us recover...

Core Competencies Tools

This webpage provides information on core competency tools needed by public health practitioners. It links to a tool allowing assessment and self-assessment...

COVID-19

This webpage list several documents related to topics on restaurant closures, school closures, limits on mass gatherings, and maps to show mitigation practic...

Activities and Holidays

This webpage provides information on how to stay safe while engaging in activities or gathering indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Essential Public Health Services

This webpage provides information on a model of public health service provision which encompasses ten essential services. Links are provided to background an...

Community Health Workers Toolkit

This topic guide provides resources that identify different CHW models, demonstrate effective CHW programs, and outline the issues and challenges to the deve...