Terms of Reference: A Terms of Reference lays the collective ground rules for how a team will work together. Use the template to fill in the roles, responsibilities, and processes your group will use to create an effective team!
Community Profile: As you gather information about your community, it’s helpful to put it all in one place. Completing the Community Profile will prompt numerous ideas about what information to collect, as well as interesting ways to capture the information using diagrams and graphs.
Community Brainstorming template: Brainstorming ideas the group would like to work on can be a lot of fun. Try the series of energizing questions in the Community Brainstorming Template to help capture the ‘who, what, where, when, and why’ of possible community project activities.
Community Action Plan Here are 4 versions of community action plans to help communities put their ideas to paper. Choose the option that works best for you.
Option 1: A simple table to help you record the basic components of a community action plan (Word format).
Option 2: A set of detailed questions to help you identify your community project’s goal(s), focus areas, tasks, and timelines (Excel format).
Option 3: A series of tables to capture your project’s high-level vision & mission plus objectives and tasks organized by discrete project initiatives (Word format).
Option 4: A series of tables (in separate excel worksheets) to capture your project’s goals, audience, tasks, timeline, and individual responsible, organized by discrete project initiatives (Excel format).
High Impact strategies may be more successful in improving the health of individuals, populations and communities. These strategies may need extra planning because they require additional resources and greater collaboration across sectors, community organizations and/or governments.
Quick win strategies require less resources and can be carried out by fewer community members. These strategies are often easier to adopt.
Examples in action highlight current strategies already used by communities.
Tips offer advice or information that will help support strategy implementation.
New ways to improve health and prevent chronic diseases tried by communities. Consider adopting emerging evidence if you are looking for something new.
Try this offers suggestions for new ways and contexts to test strategies.
Did You Know? Facts about programs and strategies from Alberta and Canada.