Community Health Department Resource Guide
This guide was created by the Great Plains Good Health and Wellness (GPGHW) Program housed at the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB). It was developed for our tribal partners throughout the Great Plains region and contains resource and training information from the community health programs at GPTCHB and our regional partners.
Community Health Webinar Series
Community Health Webinar Series
The Community Health Department will be hosting monthly webinars for our tribal partners. Please review the archived webinars for your convenience.
National Native Network strives to decrease cancer-related health disparities among AI/AN communities and promote the roles of traditional tobacco and other traditional medicines and ways of living, improving public health while protecting tribal sovereignty and resiliency.
Sanford’s Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research specializes in population, transnational, and clinical research, as well as in the design and methodology surrounding such studies. Our primary research involves many different areas including infant mortality, childhood obesity, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, childhood cancer, teen pregnancy, and infertility.
Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health brings together tribal communities and health researchers within SD, ND, and MN. Our goal is to build tribal research infrastructure and transdisciplinary research teams to improve American Indian health through examination of social and environmental influences on health.
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is the new Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The development of Great Plains QIN reflects the recent changes to the structure of the QIO program. Great Plains QIN uses the collective knowledge and resources of its members to achieve the aims of better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs.
Community Health Assessment Resources
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
In this survey, BRFSS collected data on the six individual-level behavioral health risk factors associated with the leading causes of premature mortality and morbidity among adults: 1) cigarette smoking, 2) alcohol use, 3) physical activity, 4) diet, 5) hypertension, and 6) safety belt use. By 1993, BRFSS had become a nationwide system and the total sample size exceeded 100,000 participants.
Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
A systematic process that uses an array of data sources and analytic methods and considers input from stakeholders to determine the potential effects of a proposed policy, plan, program or project on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population. HIAs provide recommendations on monitoring and managing those effects.
Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) Action Guide
This action guide provides step-by-step instructions for successfully completing the CHANGE tool. CHANGE can be used to gain a picture of the policy, systems and environmental change strategies currently in place throughout the community; develop a community action plan for improving policies, systems and the environment to support healthy lifestyles; and assist with prioritizing community needs and allocating available resources.
School Health Index (SHI)
Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2012 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.
Community Health Assessments & Health Improvement Plans
Useful definitions and additional resources for assessment and planning.
Assessment & Planning Models, Frameworks & Tools
Useful guidance tools for these mechanisms, as well as clarification between assessments and planning frameworks.
Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change Resources
Great Plains Good Health & Wellness Program Presentations
Great Plains Partnerships to Improve Community Health Program Presentations
My journey is a positive youth development curriculum that focuses on the promotion of sexual health for middle school students. It is a culturally based curriculum that incorporates traditional Native American values and teachings.
My Journey Presentation