HPE3071: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Health Promotion Program PlanningProject Part #1: Needs Assessment Plan (20 points)
Thisis Part #1 of a larger project, which is due in separate partsthroughout the semester. For this part of the project, you willdevelop a plan for assessing a community need. You will not actuallydo a needs assessment; you will come up with ahypothetical plan fordeveloping one for a target population of your choice. The requiredcomponents for this assignment are listed below. Use the boldheadings below to divide the sections. Provide content under eachbold heading. There is no page requirement, just make sure youanswer the prompt.
YourNeeds Assessment Plan should include the following:
WhyConduct Needs Assessment (4 points): In a paragraph, explain why you want to conduct a needs assessmentwith that particular population; why are they a population in needof an assessment? Include at least one piece of reliable data thatdescribes why the population is in need of an assessment. Add areference list and in-text citations for the data provided.
SecondaryData (4 points): Determinewhat data already exists. You need to list at least 2 secondarydata sources that could be used. For this section, you will need todo a search for actually data that exists. This could be local,state or national data. Include a link to each data source in thissection. For each data source, explain why you chose that source. Make sure the data is from a reliable source.
AdditionalInformation (3 points): Determine additional information you want to gather about the targetpopulation. List at least 3 items you want to gain more informationabout. (For example: % of the priority population that usingtobacco, Number of individuals that participate in physical activityor the difference between subgroups in the population, etc.). These three items can be in a bulleted list.
EXAMPLES OF SECONDARY DATA RESOURCES
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities
National College Health Assessment (University of Cincinnati): The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a national research effort organized by the American College Health Association (ACHA). The survey is used to assist college health service providers, health educators, counselors, and administrators to collect data about their students’ habits, behaviors, and perceptions on the most prevalent health topics. This data is collected on a regular schedule by the University.
National Survey on Family Growth (NSFG): The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and general and reproductive health. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)