Assessing Community Health Care Needs

Assessing Community Health Care Needs

This document is designed to give you questions to consider and additional guidance to help you successfully complete the Assessing Community Health Care Needs assignment. You may find it useful to use this document as a pre-writing exercise, an outlining tool, or as a final check to ensure that you have sufficiently addressed all the grading criteria for this assignment. This document is a resource to help you complete the assignment. Do not turn in this document as your assignment submission.

Assess the health care needs of a community and report your findings in an executive summary.

Assess Community Health Needs

Assess, via a windshield survey, the general condition and needs of a community from a public health perspective.

  • What areas of the community will you include in your survey?
  • What aspects of the physical environment are relevant to your survey? Why?
  • What are the limitations of the survey?
  • What factors would you consider in assessing risks to your safety while conducting the survey?
  • What conclusions can you draw from the survey? What evidence leads you to those conclusions?

Analyze the environmental factors affecting population health in a community.

  • What questions are you trying to answer?
  • What health issues are of concern in the community? For example, technological, social, regulatory, political, or economic issues.
  • What opportunities and threats are influencing health care providers in the community?
  • What conclusions can you draw from the analysis? What evidence leads you to those conclusions?

Identify the social determinants of health in a community.

  • What are the social factors that influence community health?
  • What are the social factors that influence change?
  • What evidence do you have to support your claims?

Summarize windshield survey and environmental analysis findings for executive leaders.

  • How will you organize the data and information you have collected?
  • What are the information needs and expectations of your target audience?
  • What do the data and information tell you about community health needs, challenges, and opportunities?
  • What are the key lessons learned from your survey and analysis?

Write clearly and concisely in a logically coherent and appropriate form and style.

  • Write with a specific purpose and audience in mind.
  • Adhere to scholarly and disciplinary writing standards and APA formatting requirements.

Support assertions, arguments, propositions, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.

  • Integrate relevant and credible evidence from 3–5 peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications.
  • Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?
    • How or why does particular evidence support a claim?
    • Will your reader see the connection?
  • Did you summarize, paraphrase, and quote your sources appropriately?

Submission Reminders

  • Have you completed your environmental analysis and windshield survey, with supporting evidence to substantiate your conclusions?
  • Have you identified the social determinants of health in the community and their effects on change? Have you provided supporting evidence?
  • Is your summary of the analysis and survey findings complete and accurate?
    • Have you documented your conclusions and lessons learned?
    • Is your information clear and coherent?
    • Is your summary 2–3 pages in length, not including the title page and references page?
    • Did you proofread your writing?
  • Are your assertions and conclusions well supported by 3–5 sources of relevant and credible evidence?
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