Ch_04_5e - Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating Health...

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Unformatted text preview: Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer – James F. McKenzie, Brad L. Neiger, Rosemary Thackeray Fifth Edition Assessing Needs Chapter 4 Need and Needs Assessment • Need defined – – “the difference between the present situation and a more desirable one” (Gilmore & Campbell, 2005, p. 6) – Actual need (true need); Perceived need (reported need) – Needs assessment a process of identifying, analyzing, & prioritizing needs of a priority population, also called - community analysis, community diagnosis, community assessment – May be the most critical step in planning – “provides objective data to define important health problems, set priorities for program implementation, and establish a baseline for evaluating program impact Why a needs assessment? 1. Logical place to start (Gilmore & Campbell, 2005) 2. Helps insure appropriate use of planning resources 3. Without one may prevent or delay adequate attention directed to a more important health problem 4. Can help determine internal capacity of a community to address specific needs 5. Develop a focus for an intervention 6. A reference point for future assessments Needs assessment defined… • “a planned process that identifies the reported needs of an individual or...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HPS 3850 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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Ch_04_5e - Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating Health...

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