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CDC Healthy Communities Program

CDC's Healthy Communities Program works with communities through state and national partnerships to improve community leader's skills and commitments of establishing, advancing, and maintaining effective strategies that reduce the burden of chronic disease.

  • The CDC’s Division of Adult and Community Health Community Health Resources Web site is a database that can help you plan, implement, and evaluate community health initiatives that address chronic diseases and health disparities.


  • The Healthy Communities Program’s Action Institutes and Training provide a springboard for community action in the areas of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. The Community Health Resources Database, the CHANGE tool, and a variety of Action Guides for implementing effective strategies are Tools for Community Action that enable leaders to bring about improvements in community health.

  • Since 2003, CDC's Healthy Communities Program has invested in chronic disease prevention at the local level. See Evaluation and Accomplishments for success stories across community settings and for information on Healthy Communities Program’s methods for program monitoring and evaluation.