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Community Assessment

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, Kathleen N. Gillespie and William R. True

in Evidence-Based Public Health

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195397895
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827183 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397895.003.0004
Community Assessment

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Community assessments are one of the first steps in an evidence-based process. These may include efforts to identify morbidity and mortality, environmental and organizational conditions, existing policies, and relationships among key stakeholders. This chapter is divided into several sections. The first provides a background on community assessments. The next section describes why a community assessment is critical. The third section discusses a range of partnership models that might useful in conducting community assessments. The next sections outline who to assess, what to assess, and how to conduct assessments. The final section describes how to disseminate the community assessment findings.

Keywords: evidence-based public health; public health practice; community assessment; partnership

Chapter.  6179 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Medical Statistics and Methodology

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