The Change Library is a practical, searchable, peer-reviewed implementation library that helps change makers by sharing both the things that work and the things that don’t work to improve health, wellbeing, and equity with people and communities. Similar to an academic journal, your submission is reviewed by peers and experts in the field. Unlike a traditional journal, Change Library submissions focus on implementation details. How long did it take? In what context was it used? What details do you need to use this resource?
There are three types of resources available in the Change Library: tools, stories, and bright spots.
Tools can be toolkits, guidelines/recommendations, websites, applications (apps), articles, reports, books—or any other resource.
Stories describe the journey of a person, organization, coalition, or community. They can be stories of personal transformation; stories that offer insight into the journey to health, wellbeing, and equity; or stories about a “fail forward” moment—one where a mistake or failure led to significant growth and learning.
- Bright spots are specific practices, policies, or programs that have demonstrated significant, meaningful, measurable improvement. They may be early successes related to something that has worked well in your community or organization.
Do you, your community, or organization have a resource to share with the field?
100 Million Healthier Lives is an unprecedented collaboration of change agents pursuing an unprecedented result: 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020.
Together, we are creating a community of solutions to the most intractable challenges that stand in the way of achieving health, wellbeing and equity across the globe.
Our Mission: 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020.
Our Vision: To fundamentally transform the way the world thinks and acts to improve health, wellbeing, and equity to get to breakthrough results.
This tool was adapted from the North Carolina Improvement Map (IMAPP) which was developed by Population Health Improvement Partners, Department of Health & Human Services, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The redesign of IMAPP to Change Library was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Illinois Public Health Institute, and members of 100 Million Healthier Lives.