Public health community needs

Public health community needs

Based on the video in the Learning Resources, Post an explanation of two to three health issues that could be identified by analyzing the results of a community health needs assessment within this community. Explain why you chose those issues. Also, explain how you as a health educator would address at least one of these issue.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2014). Assessing Community Needs for Health Education [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

These videos offer a glimpse into the process of conducting community health needs assessments. They will provide you an introduction to planning programs at the community level, defining and understanding a health problem, and creating a needs assessment. As you will see, various public health professionals conduct community health needs assessments, including but not limited to health educators, public health nurses, and public health officials.

Gilmore, G. D. (2012). Needs and capacity assessment strategies for health education and promotion (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 1, “Gaining a Needs and Capacity Assessment Perspective” (pp. 2–16)

Rabarison, K. M., Timsina, L., & Mays, G. P. (2015). Community Health Assessment and Improved Public Health Decision-Making: A Propensity Score Matching Approach. American Journal of Public Health,105(12), 2526-2533. doi:10.2105/ajph.2015.302795
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