Community Assessment 4: Analysis

Part 1-Analyze
Examine the information in your community assessment. What is it telling you? What are your key findings? Write a one-paragraph response to each of the following questions.
Compare your population with a larger group (e.g., the community in which you currently live) to ascertain whether a health issue or disease rate is higher or lower than expected, based on the data you collected in Week 3.

Identify significant gaps in community services for your population.
Compare and contrast different types of information (statistics, client and professional views, surveys, questionnaires.
Look for positive features as well as problems; even the most disadvantaged communities have strengths that can form the building blocks for change.

Part 2-Select
Select. Identify a priority health promotion/clinical prevention intervention that is needed for your population and is appropriate for the community. Describe the process that you went through to make this selection (i.e. what did the data show?). Select this intervention as a priority need for this particular population. This process should focus on the prioritization of the population\’s needs after a complete community assessment was completed. For example, if I identified a need for the young adult population in my community of a need of increased knowledge about various forms of contraceptives, but the community assessment revealed the average age of the population is 58, I would not consider this a priority need for this population. After completing the community assessment and finding that a large number of people are obese and have HTN, I might instead consider it a priority to develop an educational program about proper nutrition. This part of the project requires your interpretation of what makes an intervention a priority for this specific community and population.

Part 3-Research
Complete a literature review about the population and the health promotion/clinical intervention you selected (see previous action item). Your literature review must include:
At least 5 scholarly articles
At least one professional website
At least one data source (this would be what you used in Week 3 Data Collection)
At least one resource of your choice (e.g., interview, national, global, news item, survey, etc.)