Additional Empower Resources

SelfMade Health Network is dedicated to facilitating change in our communities as well as on a national scale.  Part of fulfilling this goal is to ensure that our community members have the right tools that allow them to positively impact the health of their neighbors. The tools below are geared towards empowering our members and mission-aligned practitioners working in their local regions. 

American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative: Leaders for Lung Cancer Screening
Mayor Chris Bollwage (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers

Hosted by the GW Cancer Institute, this e-learning series provides healthcare practitioners with self paced learning modules covering cancer survivorship needs and follow-up care.

80% by 2018 

Hosted by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the 80% by 2018 initiative provides tools and resources geared to help organizations work together to increase colorectal cancer screening to 80% by the year 2018. Numerous resources are available for healthcare, businesses (employers), community organizations, coalitions and families.

Interactive Health Map

Hosted by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, this interactive map helps users identify community health rankings and measures, as well as the ability to compare regions across the US.

State Cancer Profiles

Hosted by the NCI and the CDC, this interactive map provides cancer statistics by state.

Rural Health Information Hub

The Rural Health Information hub, this resource shares resources to improve health for rural residents— including access to current and reliable tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.

The Economic Impact Analysis tool shows how a project’s spending on staff, supplies, equipment and other expenses benefits your community. Based on inputted information, this tool uses formulas to estimate economic impact of grant program investments on local economies. These calculations help rural program grantees assess performance, and advocate for resources that contribute to program sustainability and improved health care for rural populations.

Community Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources: Vulnerable Populations

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) develop a resource guide to assist rural, frontier and other vulnerable communities seeking disaster resiliency and recovery assistance.

Leading Health Indicators 2030: Advancing Health, Equity and Well-Being
This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report “Leading Health Indicators 2030: Advancing Health, Equity and Well-Being” is centered around the Healthy People 2030 (HP2030) national objectives along with a small set of high-level priority measures called Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). Some of the objectives address gaps relative to health disparities and/or support achieving health equity.
Health Equity: Exploring Opportunities to Reduce Tobacco-Related Cancers Across Sectors, Environments, and Communities in Missouri Webinar
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity 
This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report “Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity” seeks to delineate the systemic root causes of and solution to resolving persistent health inequities in the United States. It features programmatic and policy-related tools, strategies, and other action steps that communities and multiple sectors can adopt to promote health equity.
Tobacco Control Enforcement for Racial Equity
Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control

This joint statement originating from a consortium of public health organizations sets forth aspirational principles along with corresponding action-oriented strategies and recommendations to assist local and state health departments, decisionmakers, advocates, and other stakeholders advance equitable enforcement practices related to the purchase, possession, sale, and distribution of all tobacco products nationwide.
National Lung cancer roundtable state based initiative planning tool
The National Lung Cancer Roundtable State Based Initiative Planning Tool can be used by state-based coalitions and their partners. It consists of three phases accompanied by worksheets and other resources.
County health rankings and roadmaps-action learning guide: understand and identify root causes of inequities
The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps-Action Learn Guide: Understand and Identify Root Causes of Inequities contains a facilitation guide and a corresponding companion worksheet to improve public health and community health.
united states cancer statistics (uscs)
toolkit for everyone aligning and measuring (team)
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Aligning Systems for Health at the Georgia Health Policy Center developed The Toolkit for Everyone Aligning and Measuring (The TEAM). The TEAM is designed to help people think about measurement in the context of health collaboratives and aligning efforts across sectors. The TEAM contains 4 main parts: Base Set, Featured Set, GrAASP and Compendium of Measures.