Module 2 – Case_ MHD504

Planning Health Promotion Programs: Needs Assessment

Case Assignment

Please describe in your own words:

  1. What is a needs assessment?
  2. What steps are involved in conducting a needs assessment?
  3. What aspects of a needs assessment are important to its success?
  4. Why do public health planners need to conduct a needs assessment before embarking on any health promotion program/intervention?
  5. Briefly describe the 5 phases in the PRECEDE-PROCEED model.

Assignment Expectations

Please make sure that all assignment questions are specifically answered, that your answers are clear, and your paper is well organized. It is important that you analyze the information and provide enough depth, while paying attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Please make your response 2-3 pages long.

Your assignment will not be graded until you have submitted an Originality Report with a Similarity Index (SI) score <15% (excluding direct quotes, quoted assignment instructions, and references). Papers not meeting this requirement by the end of the session will receive a score of 0 (grade of F). Papers with a lower SI score may be returned for revisions. For example, if one paragraph accounting for only 10% of a paper is cut and pasted, the paper could be returned for revision, despite the low SI score. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work.

DISCUSSION

Health Problems in a Community

For your SLP, you were asked to select a public health topic for which you would design a Health Promotion Program. Please share with us the following information:  What are the most important health problems in this community? What is the potential for change for each of these problems? At a minimum, you are to use the course readings to support your response. Other peer-reviewed materials may be used to supplement the response. Please be sure to include references at the end of your posting.

 
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