Guidelines for Submitting Promising Practices
Thank you for your interest in submitting a Promising Practice to the Healthy Communities Institute database. The purpose of the Promising Practices database is to inform professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life. The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
Practices that qualify for inclusion:
- Programs, interventions, strategies, and policies
- May or may not be evidence-based (click here for details on our ranking methodology)
- Designed to improve health and quality of life through community and population-based approaches
Practices that do not qualify for inclusion:
- Selling a product (i.e. weight loss supplements)
- Clinical in nature (i.e. requires office/outpatient visits with medical staff and/or medical procedures; only offered to patients, rather than broader community)
- Pharmaceutical interventions
Upon submission of your promising practice, research staff at the Healthy Communities Institute will review it for inclusion in our database. If it meets criteria, it will be posted to all community sites. If it does not meet HCI criteria, the local administrator for this website can make a final determination about including the program on the local site.
Please review our ranking methodology for information about how we classify Promising Practices as good ideas, effective or evidence-based.
Thank you again for your submission!
The Healthy Communities Institute