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See the Bibliography for in-text citations across the site.

See the Glossary for terms and definitions.

See the Anti-lobbying Restrictions for CDC Grantees for resources on coalition building, mobilizing action for partnerships and planning (MAPP), the Community Toolkit, and the focused conversation method.

See Useful Tools and Resources for resources on coalition building, mobilizing action for partnerships and planning (MAPP), the Community Toolkit, and the focused conversation method.

The Policy Tracking Spreadsheet collects basic data for fifteen variables related to policy origin, scope, and status. Each policy will be given a unique identifier.

The Policy Inventory Worksheet can help you determine the extent to which each identified policy contains specific theory-based and evidence-informed elements. The worksheet includes multiple choice questions with limited response options (yes, no, don’t know, not applicable) and optional free-response questions about the policymaking and implementation process. As answers are selected, an in-page synthesis grid is automatically populated to identify gaps.

The Policy Inventory Policy Questionnaire is a helpful tool that can be distributed to community organizations to help screen for relevant policies. The form collects contact information and includes eight questions about the scope of the identified policy. See below other sources that might be helpful in identifying existing or proposed organizational, state, or local public policies that apply to TDV prevention.

The Appendix G: Annual Policy Inventory Synthesis Grid provides a summary of the gaps across all identified policies. Information from each inventory worksheet synthesis grid is transferred to a single synthesis grid. The following provides additional questions that might be helpful as you analyze the findings of your annual policy inventory.


This Guide and website are provided for informational purposes only. Note that certain restrictions apply to the use of CDC funds for impermissible lobbying. For more information concerning such restrictions see the CDC Anti-Lobbying Guidelines.