Describe the data needed to make informed community health assessment.

In this assignment, you will design a plan to help a health care organization conduct a community assessment. Understanding community and state health care issues, local resources, and patient challenges can help inform health care practices and improve quality patient outcomes.

Imagine you are part of a new health care organization that is moving into a new community. You are tasked with assessing the community health care needs. You will need to submit a 3–5 page summary outlining your plan to perform a community assessment.

Complete the following:

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  • Describe the data needed to make informed community health assessment.

·         What community statistics or demographics would be helpful to gather?

·         What information from former or current health care organizations would be good to obtain?

·         What other information would it be good to have a better understanding of when conducting a community health assessment?

  • Describe the data collection plan for conducting community health assessment.

·         Where can you find community statistics or demographic information?

·         What is your data collection plan to gather other valuable community information?

·         How will you ensure that this information is valid and reliable?

·         How will you gather information that is not available or that you cannot find?

  • Describe individual health characteristics that impact health and wellness in a community.

·         What are some individual health characteristics that impact access to health care?

·         How would you gather information on these health characteristics?

·         What are some populations that might experience health disparities? How can you find this information out?

  • Describe the community stakeholders for a community health assessment.

·         What community business, health, or human services might be impacted once the results of the health assessment are completed?

·         Are there government leaders that might be helpful in connecting with to gather information on community health issues or needs?

  • Describe methods of building collaborative community involvement into a health assessment.

·         How could you involve the community in gathering information for the health assessment?

·         What community leaders would you be interested in talking with? Why?

·         What are ways to build collaborative community involvement during the assessment? Why is this important?

Submission Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Include a title page and reference pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Length: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding t
 
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