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Complete Index of Tools
Effective tools for today’s challenges
This page shows how the Turning Point tools can be leveraged to respond to your most pressing health challenges with innovative, creative, and collaborative solutions.
Obesity rates are rising sharply, tobacco use is ending many lives prematurely, health disparities are growing, and we must prepare to respond to urgent threats to health. When addressing these and other concerns, state and local public health organizations face common challenges. Explore the information below to learn how the Turning Point resources can help you.

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A brochure with information about health challenges and suggested resources for addressing them

Explore resources suggested for these challenges:
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to address obesity and physical inactivity:
Case studies that profile programs to change eating behavior are among those detailed and rated in this publication
Skills instruction for current and future leaders especially as they bring together diverse groups of people to tackle challenging community problems
A Web-based resource for public health agencies to research information technology options
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to address tobacco use cessation and prevention:
A four-part model for integrating performance management activities in public health
A step-by-step CD-ROM planning tool and resource library
A review of literature relevant to collaborative leadership
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to address emerging infectious diseases:
A comprehensive model for reviewing public health law
Summaries from two summits on leadership
A Web-based resource for public health agencies to research information technology options
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to address emergency preparedness:
An interactive overview of collaborative leadership
A baseline assessment of practices in forty-seven states
A comprehensive model for reviewing public health law
A self-guided tutorial that outlines fundamental concepts
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to address workforce development and diversity:
This user-friendly guidebook covers all the basics of performance measurement in public health
Six questionnaires for exploring and assessing personal leadership behaviors and skills
A publication with budgeting tips, sample job description, resources, and more
A Web-based resource for public health agencies to research information technology options
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to address chronic disease prevention and management:
A step-by-step CD-ROM planning tool and resource library
A customizable, seven-module curriculum that includes the Fundamental Concepts
A four-part model for integrating performance management activities in public health
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to build public health infrastructure capacity:
A tool for assessing strengths and weaknesses of your performance management system
A comprehensive model for reviewing public health law
A Web-based resource for public health agencies to research information technology options
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to develop statewide partnerships for systems change:
An interactive overview of collaborative leadership
A step-by-step CD-ROM planning tool and resource library
A Web-based resource for public health agencies to research information technology options
Many of the Turning Point resources, including the following, can be used to improve the sustainability of public health systems improvements:
A comprehensive model for reviewing public health law
A four-part model for integrating performance management activities in public health
A Web-based resource for public health agencies to research information technology options
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