PPOR is both a community approach and an analytic framework for
investigating and addressing high infant mortality rates in urban settings.
It is an effective way for communities to mobilize and prioritize actions
based on the best evidence available. The ten most important things you need
to know about the Perinatal Periods of Risk Approach for reducing infant
mortality in urban communities. PPOR is a six stage approach used to reduce
high feto-infant mortality rates in large urban communities. The PPOR
Approach allows communities to examine infant mortality using all available
information, beginning with vital records data files. PPOR brings community
partners together to build consensus, support, and partnership by making
complicated issues understandable. The PPOR Approach encourages a community
to move from data to appropriate ACTION. PPOR provides a framework for
targeting further investigations and actions.
Nurse-Family Partnership helps transform the lives of vulnerable
first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from
registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and
support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and
competent care for their children, and become more economically
self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old,
Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed,
trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence
and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and
Positive youth development (PYD) is a comprehensive framework
outlining the supports young people need in order to be successful. PYD
emphasizes the importance of focusing on youths’ strengths instead of
their risk factors to ensure that all youth grow up to become
The E2SHB 2536 bill directs the Washington State Institute for Public
Policy (WSIPP) and the University of Washington Evidence-Based Practice
Institute (UW) to publish descriptive definitions and prepare an
inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices and
services, and to periodically update the inventory as more practices are
The USPSTF provides reviews of clinical preventative health care
services and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and
The Community Guide provides systematic reviews of policies and
programs along with recommendations and findings about what works to
improve public health. Those interested in community-health can use the
guide to explore the effectiveness of various health interventions.
Recognized as the benchmark for high quality information about the
effectiveness of health care, the Cochrane Collaboration is an
international, independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to
making evidence based information about health care readily available
worldwide. The organization publishes reviews of primary research in
human health care and health policy that investigate the effects of
interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives
for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People has
established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to
encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making
informed health decisions, and to measure the impact of prevention
The ACOG Committees develop evidence based recommendations related to
Preconception, Prenatal and Postpartum Health Care.
The AAP addresses important questions regarding pediatric
practice and the health and well being of children by developing
original research including practice-based network research.
The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and
Their Families Program, also known as the Children’s Mental Health
Initiative (CMHI), is a cooperative agreement program administered by
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
in the Department of Health and Human Services. The above link leads to
the series of annual evaluation reports of the program.
The Community Toolbox links to the web-based resources for exploring
promising approaches to promote community health and development.