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Click Image above for guidebook!

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a healthier community.  Each of our communities has its own strengths and challenges to be considered. 


That's why we've developed a toolkit. Whether you want to start a school garden, build a natural playground, or don't know where to start, this guide will lead you step by step. Click the guidebook to the left to print out a guide. Then, use the links below to find more specific information for each step.  


Remember that long term change takes time. But if you stay focused, patient and flexible, you have the power to create a healthier and happier community. 




Click below go directly to the step you need.

Step 1 Building Partnerships 

Step 2 Mobilizing the Community

Step 3 Assessing the Environment

Step 4 Choosing Priorities

Step 5 Take Action and Track Results


Try This West Virginia

The Try This site is evidence-based, grounded in the socio-ecological model of health promotion. They believe that people can make healthy changes in their lifestyles more easily if healthy choices are available in their community. It supplies how-to information for people who want to create those choices. Local and state government can adopt policies that promote those choices. Click here to visit their site and learn more.

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