The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.
Sustaining Improved Outcomes: A Toolkit
Improving quality and achieving better outcomes continues to be a major focus in the areas of public health, healthcare, social service, education, and related fields. In all of those fields, there is a need to not only develop strategies to implement improvements but also to ensure that the improvements are sustained overtime. While both funders and organizations have indicated that sustainability is critical, there remains a need for clear definitions, models, and assistance to guide sustainability efforts. This website provides guidance on how to sustain improved outcomes. The website provides an introduction to sustainability, a description of 12 factors that contribute to sustainability, and assessment and planning tools for both organizations and funders. All of the information has been compiled in a toolkit that you can download and use for free.
Connecting Communities for the Common Good Toolkit
http://1.usa.gov/p9Ozld [pdf file]
A Partnership Guide for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations
The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
This Partnership Guide will point you to particular opportunities to form partnerships with Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships across government, as well as helpful information on how to apply for federal grants and access capacity building resources to support the great work that you are already doing.
Toolkit for Community Action
http://1.usa.gov/qwRqrz [pdf file]
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
The National Partnership for Action To End Health Disparities was developed with the mission of mobilizing and connecting individuals and organizations across the country to create a nation in which
all people have a chance to reach their full health potential. This National Partnership for Action: Toolkit for Community Action will help individuals, communities and organizations from the public and private sectors work together to implement programs and policies and engage with the NPA to reach that goal.