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Assessment Protocol for Excellence in Public Health: Prioritization Methods
This document summarizes five prioritization techniques and includes a matrix that compares these techniques based on their strengths, weaknesses, and the optimal size of the group that is doing the prioritizing.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Prepare to Prioritize
A part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Action Cycle, this resource focuses on how to prepare for prioritization. It provides questions to consider when prioritizing health issues, possible processes for prioritization, and other factors to consider when determining that process, such as the role of the facilitator.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Prioritize the Issues
This resource is also a part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Action Cycle. It links to three tools: avoiding group think, the nominal group technique, and an example of a priority-setting exercise.
NACCHO First Things First: Prioritizing Health Problems
In addition to step-by-step instructions for five prioritization methods, this document also includes blank templates that can be used in the prioritization process. Prioritization methods included in this document are the Multi-Voting Technique, Strategy Grids, the Nominal Group Technique, the Hanlon Method, and the Prioritization Matrix.
NACCHO Tip Sheet: Prioritizing Issues in a Community Health Improvement Process
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) produced a tip sheet for prioritizing community health issues. The tip sheet explains criteria that are frequently used for prioritization, suggests strategies for meaningful engagement, and outlines five prioritization methods: Control and Influence, Prioritization Matrix, ‘Dotmocracy’ Method, Multi-Voting Technique, and the Hanlon Method.
Community Tool Box: Developing and Using Criteria and Processes to Set Priorities
This section of the Community Tool Box provides background information about establishing priorities. The “Tools” tab provides a list of prioritization methods to choose from.
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