This workbook draws on the experiences and lessons of numerous communities working to advance place-based prevention efforts. It is designed to guide community health practitioners who want to learn more about the role of community culture in environmental change efforts. The workbook includes:
- Best Practices. Delineates a series of best practices emerging from community prevention initiatives and related literature.
- Community Profiles. Provides examples of organizations and initiatives that have placed community culture at the core of their work.
- Guided Questions. Lists key questions and considerations to help practitioners design effective policy, systems, and environmental improvement initiatives that acknowledge and reflect the community's culture.
- Key Resources. Shares resources, toolkits, websites, and a glossary that provides further information regarding the role of community culture.