A Promising Practice is a program, intervention, or policy that has had successful results. Healthy Communities Institute, a Conduent Corporation, provides a national database of more than 2,300 promising practices designed to inform health professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.
The goal of this resource is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes around the country and to share these ideas with one another. These practices are focused on community health and are ranked as Good Ideas, Effective Practices, or Evidence-Based Practices depending on the data and results. (See ranking methodology to learn more.)
Promising Practices come from a variety of sources, including national tools like the CDC Community Guides, other best practice databases, health departments, federal agencies, universities, academic journal articles, community organizations from around the country, and from our community partners.
If you have a Promising Practice that you would like to submit, read the guidelines for How to Submit a Promising Practice.