Healthy People in Healthy Communities: A Community Planning Guide Using Healthy People 2010 [open pdf - 1MB]
"This guide provides information about the steps involved in forming and running a healthy community coalition. It also includes 'Strategies for Success,' to help you get activities started in your community, plus resources, references, and a one page 'quick-aid' with hints for putting Healthy People 2010 to work for your community. Healthy People 2010, has two overarching goals: to increase the quality and years of healthy life of all Americans and to eliminate disparities in health status. Its vision is deceptively simple: Healthy People in Healthy Communities. But to reach these goals, to achieve this vision, we must all work together - individuals and communities alike."
Healthy People: http://www.healthypeople.gov/