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About the Tool Box


The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities.

Want to learn about community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice? Then help yourself to over 300 educational modules and other free tools.

Under continuous development since 1994, the Community Tool Box is widely used in teaching, training, and technical support. Currently available in English, Spanish, and Arabic and with millions of user sessions annually, it has reached those working in over 230 countries around the world.


The vision behind the Community Tool Box is that people — locally and globally — are better prepared to work together to change conditions that affect their lives. Our mission is to promote community health and development by connecting people, ideas, and resources.

With the belief that people can change their communities for the better, and informed by disciplines including applied behavior analysis, public health, and community psychology, partners at the University of Kansas and collaborating organizations developed the Community Tool Box as a public service.

Our fervent hope is that these tools can make it easier for people to take action to assure healthier and more just communities throughout the world.

Learn more about the Community Tool Box as team member Christina Holt delivers an address to St. Louis community members.


The Community Tool Box is a public service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. The Work Group also provides a variety of services including technical assistance and training and participatory evaluation of community-based efforts.


The Tool Box is sustained solely through donations at the private, university, and corporate level. As a supporter, your donation assures these tools for change remain available to communities. With your generous contribution, people on a local and global level can more effectively engage in community work, learning to assess, plan, evaluate, and sustain their efforts. Won’t you help us help the world by making a donation now?