Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs
Step 1 Tools: Self-Assessing Organizational Capacity
APEX PH Workbook (NACCHO)
NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials workbook guides health officials through assessing and improving the organizational capacity of their departments, and in working with local communities to assess and improve the health status of their residents.
Community Health Summit Toolkit (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
This 95 page toolkit addresses a core set of issues that are relevant to community-based organizations (CBOs) and community health clinics engaged in the planning and delivery of health care services. Incorporated into the toolkit are surveys, group discussion guides, checklists, and other useful resources. Published in 2003.
McKinsey Capacity Assessment Grid (Venture Philanthropy Partners)
The McKinsey Capacity Assessment Grid is a 42 page tool designed to help nonprofit organizations assess their organizational capacity.
Guide to Planning and Implementing Cultural Competence Organizational Self Assessment (National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Child Development Center)
This six page document from the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Child Development Center provides guidance for assessing attitudes, practices, policies and structures of administrators and service providers as a necessary, effective and systematic way to plan for and incorporate cultural competence within an organization. Determining the needs, preferences and satisfaction of family members/consumers is an essential aspect of this process. Published in 2002.
Resource Management PH 455 (Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center)
This 10 hour, free, online course addresses key steps in public health evaluation, the role of effectiveness, efficiency and equity in public health administration, human relations skills, budgeting, organization's technical systems, use of modern management tools, and the financing of public health organizations. It was created by the Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center and is part of the Public Health Administration (PH 450) course series. These courses can be taken separately and in any sequence desired. The overall PH 450 series provides an introduction to public health management and administration by examining the purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities and results.
Public Health Organizations PH 452 (Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center)
This 10 hour, free, online course addresses the assessment of public health organization's structural and performance characteristics, dimensions of the public health workforce, dimensions of public health law, analysis of current national health policies, and monitoring of organization performance standards. The overall PH 450 series provides an introduction to public health management and administration by examining the purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities and results.
Strength/Weaknesses and Threats/Opportunities Worksheet (Mind Tools)
This one page worksheet helps users to brainstorm and document their Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunitie (SWOT) analysis.