Public Health Planning and Evaluation
Public Health Planning and Evaluation : Conducting a Needs Assessment
Conducting a Needs Assessment
In previous weeks, you identified the types of needs and the basic steps to conducting a needs assessment.
Using the South University Online Library, the Internet, and your interactions with your local healthcare department and professionals, create a 4- to 5-page needs assessment in a Microsoft Word document that:
Identifies and describes in detail a public health problem that is significant in your LaSalle Parish.
Provides an introduction to the problem. The introduction should describe the impact of the problem on your LaSalle Parish and rationale for its selection.
Identifies, describes, and justifies your selection of the level of the public health pyramid at which the assessment will be conducted.
Develops a needs assessment plan for addressing the selected problem in your LaSalle Parish.