Online Program

Conducting community assessment- Shannon

Saturday, October 31, 2015 : 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD, MPH, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
To be effective, evidence-based approaches need to fit the needs and priorities of local communities. Community Assessments play a central role in collecting information about the prevalence of chronic disease and risk factors for those diseases and how they are distributed among sub-populations. Community Assessments also aid in identifying community resources and priorities.  This session will orient participants to methods for conducting community assessments, sources of assessment data, and approaches to collaborating with community partners to translate assessment data in the goals and objectives.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the reasons for conducting a community assessment Describe the types of information will assist to assess the needs of your community Identify state and local data resources to conduct community assessment Demonstrate the ability to develop 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 am a nutritional epidemiologist and faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University, one of eight universities participating in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. My scholarship focuses on cancer prevention and community outreach.
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.