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address the problems or factors that contribute to inadequate access to information. Also this information helps to understand the context of information needs and to discover what these stakeholders want to get from the outreach program [Anderson JG, 1994]. 4. What are your thoughts about the assessment process? How well is it working? What are specific strengths of the process from your perspectives? Any barriers or difficulties to overcome?
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Assessment is necessary in order to achieve success of any prevention program. The programme should be tailored to the strengths and needs of the community which it serves. An assessment to identify those strengths and needs can take many forms, such as a compilation of demographic data from census records, results of surveys, and partners' responses to questions about the community they serve. Assessments can be expanded to include focus group discussions, town meetings, and interviews with stakeholders and telephone or mailed surveys to partnership members. An image or chart of community assets will show opportunities for building on strengths of individuals, agencies, and businesses within the community. During the assessment process, there may be a cultural or linguistic barrier. To overcome this barrier, the moderator should also be sensitive to cultural or linguistic barriers that may inhibit some participants [6]. References: 1. Marshall JG. A review of health sciences library outreach and evaluation. Seattle, WA: National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region Web site. , 1997. 2. Dignan MB, Carr PA. Program planning for health education and promotion. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1992:164. 3. Wrangell Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment: Denny De Gross, Beth Landon, Jenny Loudon , December 2011 4. Cassel JC. Community diagnosis. In: Omran AR, ed. Community Medicine in Developing Countries. New York: Springer Publishing, 1974:18. 5. Anderson JG, et a. Evaluating health care information systems: methods and applications.Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1994. 6.
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