Culture Counts: A Guide to Best Practices for Developing Health Promotion Initiatives in Mental Health and Substance Use with
All of the online references under “To Learn More” sections in the Culture Counts guide are collected here, as well as some additional resources that may be of interest, arranged
The following sites cover so many aspects of developing and running community-based health promotion initiatives that rather
than include them multiple times under different topics, the main addresses are listed here, with the recommendation that
you visit the sites and do a search on them for topics of interest.
- Title: Community Tool Box
- Author: Various
- Web Host: Community Tool Box, University of Kansas
- Country: USA
- Format: HTML
- Description: A massive and continually expanding collection of articles on all aspects of developing community-based projects.
- Title: The Public Health Bush Book, Volume 1
- Author: Kerry Arabena et al.
- Web Host: Northern Territory Government Department of Health and Community Services
- Country: Northern Territory, Australia
- Format: HTML
- Description: While this book was written for and by people working with Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory,
Australia, much of the material can be applied to any community-based health initiative.
- Title: Inclusive Community Organizations: A Tool Kit
- Author: Tricia Green, et al.
- Web Host: Ontario Health Communities Coalition
- Country: Ontario, Canada
- Format: PDF (sections need to be downloaded separately)
- Description: Aimed at community organizations that want to become more inclusive, much of the material could be applied to
health initiative projects.
- Title: Social Marketing: E-Learning Tool
- Author: James H. Mintz and Lorna Bonvie
- Web Host: Health Canada
- Country: Canada
- Format: HTML; also available in French
- Description: Social Marketing is "the application of marketing technologies developed in the commercial sector to the solution
of social problems where the bottom line is behaviour change." This self-guided tutorial will help you learn the basics of
social marketing, which can be applied to a health promotion initiative.