Resources & Tools
Accountable Health Communities
An Accountable Health Community is an aspirational model accountable for the health and well-being of the entire population in its defined geographic area and not limited to a defined group of patients.
The Prevention Institute is a reliable source for more information about Accountable Health Communities.
Collective impact is a model to bring people together in a structured way, to achieve social change. The Collective Impact Forum is a reliable source for more information about Collective Impact.
Results Based Accountability
The Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) process provides a step-by-step process to get results. RBA defines both population level (a measure of whether we have achieved our outcome goals for the defined population) and performance level (measure of how well a program or service is working) measures. RBA uses a common sense approaches to gather data; simple things like community surveys with just a few questions or a show of hands at a meeting. RBA starts by asking the simple questions:
How much are we doing?
How well are we doing it?
Is anyone better off?
Data and Statistics
- Vermont Agency of Human Services Community Profiles
- Vermont Department of Health Performance Scorecards
- County Health Rankings
- Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences Online Training Modules
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
- What Works – A Manual for Designing Programs that Build Resilience
- Zero Suicide Vermont – Prevention Packet
There are many reliable sources for information, strategies, and tools to keep people physically healthy:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Move Your Way Resources for Getting Active
- County Health Rankings – What Works in Health
- Vermont Blueprint for Health
- NVRH Healthy Choices Newsletter