Online Program

Conducting community assessment I

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Michael Sanchez, MPH, CHES, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Community assessment is one of the core functions of public health. The Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Public Health, emphasized the importance of strengthening the core functions and identified community assessment as a fundamental requirement to guide public health decision making. Program planners, policy makers, and health educators need quick and easy access to descriptive chronic disease statistics in order to prioritize investments in public health initiatives. This session will provide a system to characterize the chronic disease burden in a standardized manner in order to motivate action, integrate surveillance into program planning, characterize areas and demographic groups, and expose health disparities. The focus is on chronic disease risks and behaviors for which there are evidence based approaches. This interactive session will provide support for deciding where to focus chronic disease efforts.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe the importance of conducting a community assessment Explain what information will assist to assess the needs of your community Identify state and local data resources to conduct community assessment Formulate goals and SMART objectives that are based on community assessment data

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I'm a Public Health Advisor with the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.I support efforts practice.I manage the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. web portal in partnership with NCI offices, federal agencies, and national organizations. I have over 10 years of experience in health education, workforce development, and research translation within research and practice settings within local, state, national, and international levels.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.