Power Tools: Getting Started
The aim of the Power Tools series is to provide some practical help to those working to improve the policies and institutions that affect the lives of poor people. This first tool sheet describes what can be involved in such work, why it is worth doing, who should get involved, and how to get started.

Stakeholder Power Analysis
Stakeholders are the people who matter to a system. Stakeholder power analysis is a tool which helps understanding of how people affect policies and institutions, and how policies and institutions affect people. It is particularly useful in identifying the winners and losers and in highlighting the challenges that need to be faced to change behavior, develop capabilities and tackle inequalities.

Stakeholder Influence Mapping
Stakeholder influence mapping is a tool to examine and visually display the relative influence that different individuals and groups have over decision-making. This paper describes one approach to doing this and presents several examples from its use.

Community Readings for Community Change
The Community Readiness Model was developed at the Tri-Ethnic Center to assess how ready a community is to address an issue. The basic premise is that matching an intervention to a community’s level of readiness is absolutely essential for success. To maximize chances for success, the Community Readiness Model offers tools to measure readiness and to develop stage-appropriate strategies.

Making Food Systems Part of Your Community Health Needs Assessment
The purpose of the Tackling Hunger Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Guidance
is to provide hospitals with links to external stakeholders and user-friendly tools and strategies
that help to integrate food security and local food system capacity into their CHNA process.

The Rural Activity Living Assessment (RALA) Tools
The RALA Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.