Tools for Organizations

We are building resources for a variety of sectors. Here’s a sampling of the tools we’ve reviewed and recommend. More information about our sector resources can be found under the “Involve Your Organization” tab.

Tools for Healthier Businesses

  • Healthy Team Healthy U
    We like this program because it has two decades of clinical trials research and evaluation behind it and has shown impressive measurable success like a 40% reduction in the rising rate of healthcare costs at OHSU and medical cost savings of $1,000 per Portland firefighter. HTHU uses a team and online approach to improve physical and mental health.

  • Equity Assessment Tool.
    This tool was created collaboratively by Oregon based Coalition of Communities of Color and All Hands Raised, two well respected organizations in our state. It is now a source recommended by several national organizations and serves as a good starting point for any organization interested in learning more about what they can do to ensure equity in their organization.

  • Blue Zones Project
    Cambia Health Foundation has generously provided leadership funding to make these resources to all Oregon businesses for three years. We like these tools in particular because they’ve shown measurable results in other communities and are part of a framework that has similar tools for other organizations throughout a community. This uniquely offers the ability to build a social movement.

  • SAIF Corp
    We like SAIF Corp because they are constantly scanning the industry to best understand the entire scope of worker health and have a deep understanding of the different businesses and needs throughout Oregon.

  • Habits at Work
    We like this resource because it provides executives with actuarial insights into what works and why so they can accurately decide what to pursue in their company.

Tools for Healthier Education Organizations

  • Equity Assessment Tool
    This tool was created collaboratively by Oregon based Coalition of Communities of Color and All Hands Raised, two well respected organizations in our state. It is now a source recommended by several national organizations and serves as a good starting point for any organization interested in learning more about what they can do to ensure equity in their organization.

  • Blue Zones Project
    Cambia Health Foundation has generously provided leadership funding to make these resources to all Oregon schools for three years. We like these tools in particular because they’ve shown measurable results in other communities and are part of a framework that has similar tools for other organizations throughout a community. This uniquely offers the ability to build a social movement.

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
    We like this resource because it is comprehensive, well researched, and offers a framework for both students and staff. Schools can achieve several levels of recognition as they work to make it easier to be healthy in the school environment.

  • OEA Choice Trust
    We like this resource because they have a strong network in Oregon and every partner we talk to raves about their level of expertise and support.

Tools for Healthier Government

  • Preserving Affordable Housing Policy Toolkit
    Policy Link. Throughout Oregon communities are struggling to accommodate growth and remain affordable. This toolkit outlines a set of key recommendations communities should consider as part of an overall approach to preserving, protecting, and enhancing affordable housing. It also provides a policy toolkit across six policy areas.

  • Development Without Displacement
    Community development often occurs with great intentions and strong economic improvements but has unintended consequences of displacing communities of color and low-income residents which results in poor health outcomes. This document illuminates the problem and provides recommendations to help community development occur without displacing current residents.

  • HEAL Cities
    The HEAL Cities campaign is a partnership between the League of Oregon Cities and the Oregon Public Health Institute, made possible with generous support from Kaiser Permanente. We like HEAL cities because it has the full support of the industry and provides a manageable entry point to begin to make it easier for people who live in their cities to make healthy choices.

  • Blue Zones Project
    Cambia Health Foundation has generously provided leadership funding to make these resources to all Oregon schools for three years. We like these tools in particular because they’ve shown measurable results in other communities and are part of a framework that has similar tools for other organizations throughout a community. This uniquely offers the ability to build a social movement.

Tools for Healthier Food Organizations

  • Healthy Food Financing Initiative
    We like this approach because it is statewide, sustainable, and targets underserved communities both rural and urban. One example is the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative – a statewide program designed to attract supermarkets and grocery stores to underserved urban and rural communities. The State seeded the program with a $30 million grant and leveraged the Pennsylvania Reinvestment Fund to leverage an additional $145 million to provide loans and grants for predevelopment, acquisition, equipment, and construction costs.

  • Guiding Stars Nutrition Rating System
    Guiding Stars is a nutrition guidance program that rates the nutritional quality of food using information from the Nutriiton Facts Panel and the ingredients list. Foods are rated and receive a score based on the assignment of credits and debits. We like this approach because of the benefits grocery stores and customers have seen since implementing it. Hannaford stores in Maine, saw immediate changes in what products current customers were purchasing and created a demand for new customers – which not only improved the quality of foods customers were purchasing, but improved the store’s bottom line.

  • ChangeLab Solutions: Assessing and Improving Neighborhood Food Stores
    We like this resource because it offers strategies for engaging the community while working with local retailers (e.g. grocery stores, small markets, corner stores) to improve the quality of their food.

  • National Farm to School Network
    The network has a clearinghouse of resources aimed at helping all participants in the supply chain get more fresh local produce in school food, provide nutrition and agricultural education, school gardens, and experiential learning opportunities for kids.

  • Blue Zones Project
    Cambia Health Foundation has generously provided leadership funding to make these resources to all Oregon schools for three years. We like these tools in particular because they’ve shown measurable results in other communities and are part of a framework that has similar tools for other organizations throughout a community. This uniquely offers the ability to build a social movement.

Tools for Healthier Coalitions

  • 100 Million Healthier Lives
    100 Million Healthier Lives is an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors who are pursuing an unprecedented result – 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020.

Tools for Healthier Non-Profits

We are building resources for a variety of sectors and welcome your suggestions.

    Tools for Faith Based Orgs

    We are building resources for a variety of sectors and welcome your suggestions.

      Tools for Healthier Healthcare Providers

      We are building resources for a variety of sectors and welcome your suggestions.