Essential Service 9 – Evaluate Health Services

Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services

Public Health Foundation

Tools for assessing public health infrastructure.

National Public Health Performance Standards Program Assessment

The CDC National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) is a National Partnership initiative that has developed National Public Health Performance Standards for state and local public health systems and for public health governing bodies. The website includes assessment instruments.

The Guide to Community Preventative Services, The Task Force on Community Preventative Services

National evidence-based public health guidelines The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) serves as a filter for scientific literature on specific health problems that can be large, inconsistent, uneven in quality, and even inaccessible. The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease. The Task Force on Community Preventive Services makes recommendations for the use of various interventions based on the evidence gathered in the rigorous and systematic scientific reviews of published studies conducted by the review teams of the Community Guide. The findings from the reviews are published in peer-reviewed journals and also made available on this Internet website.