community-health needs assessment

To help orient you to the process of community-health needs assessment (CHNA) and familiarize you with results, you will locate a CHNA that has been performed for the community you chose (or a nearby area). CHNAs can be located through the internet. Try searching for community-health needs assessment Hillsborough County. If you have difficulty locating a CHNA, please reach out to your instructor. You will use this CHNA as one source to inform your assignment response. You should consult other sources of data to complete the assignment including but not limited to the websites listed in Units 1 and 2, such as the U.S. Census Bureau.


Your Assignment should be approximately 35 pages in length, written in essay format and include appropriate supporting citations and references in APA format. Address the following topics:

– Health Promotion (1 to 2 paragraphs)
Explain what is meant by community-based health promotion,
Discuss the relationship of the health needs assessment process to health promotion programs, and
State the community that will serve as serve as the focus of the program you will create in the assignments throughout the course.
– Models of Health Needs Assessment (2 to 3 paragraphs)
What is the title of the CHNA you located?
Briefly describe how this assessment was conducted including the types of data collected.
Briefly describe some of the health needs noted in the CHNA.
Compare the process used to conduct the CHNA you reviewed to one commonly used needs assessment model (choose the model from this list: Planned Approach to Community Health (PATCH); Assessment Protocol for Excellence in Public Health (APEXPH); PRECEDE/PROCEED; Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).
– Demographic Composition, Socioeconomic Status, Health Status (3 to 5 paragraphs)
Describe the demographic composition of the community including supporting statistics,
Describe the socioeconomic conditions in the community including supporting statistics, and
Discuss the health status of the community including supporting statistics.
-Quality of Life (2 to 3 paragraphs)
Define the concept of quality of life at the community level
Describe at least three sources of data that provide information about the overall quality of life within your community.
Discuss quality of life in your community based on the data sources you identified.
-Community Capacity (2 to 3 paragraphs)
Explain the concept of community capacity and its relationship to the needs assessment.
Describe the steps you would take to evaluate community capacity in your area.
Discuss the level of capacity for health promotion activities in this community.
Summarizing Conclusion (1 paragraph)

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