Needs Assessment in Public Health: A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals / Edition 1

Needs Assessment in Public Health: A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals / Edition 1

by Donna J. Petersen, Greg R. Alexander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0306465302

ISBN-13: 9780306465307

Pub. Date: 05/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

This volume is for students and practitioners interested in improving their understanding and skills in the area of needs assessment. The text follows the typical sequence of an actual needs assessment process. Case studies are used to illustrate conceptualization of the task through the application of needs-based data to effective public health solutions. Examples

Overview

This volume is for students and practitioners interested in improving their understanding and skills in the area of needs assessment. The text follows the typical sequence of an actual needs assessment process. Case studies are used to illustrate conceptualization of the task through the application of needs-based data to effective public health solutions. Examples are drawn from myriad public health efforts, recognizing that not all public health sector agencies bear direct responsibility for all activities that could be considered part of public health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306465307
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
05/31/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. I. The Context for Needs Assessment: Past, Present and Future. II. The Process of Needs Assessment. III. Data Sources for Public Health Needs Assessment. IV. Communicating Needs for Community Action. V. The Selection and Use of Indicators. VI. Determining and Developing Solutions: The Importance of Goals and Objectives. VII. Effecting Program and Policy Solutions. VIII. The Needs Assessment Team. IX. A Call for Leadership. List of Figures. List of Tables. References. Index.

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