Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies Health Education and Health Promotion

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion, Fourth Edition provides practitioners with a handbook that can be used in the classroom and in the field. It focuses on realistic needs and capacity assessment strategies with considerations for preparation, implementation, and incorporation of findings into the planning process. It also provides an overview of settings, specific target audiences, approaches to assessing needs, and recommendations for addressing problems encountered along the way. The Fourth Edition continues to be reader friendly and worthwhile in terms of practical recommendations. The twelve chapters are realistic process discussions with mini-examples at the end based on the authors’ experiences and those of others in the field. Case studies provide insight into various combinations of strategies used in a variety of settings. Two special articles at the end of the book provide further insight regarding community risk estimation and the use of metaphors to gain a better understanding of the perceived needs and capacities that are assessed.

Table of Contents

PartI Introduction and Overview
Chapter1 Gaining a Needs and Capacity Assessment Perspective
Chapter2 Needs and Capacity Assessments Within the Bigger Picture
PartII Assessments with Individuals
Chapter3 Single-Step Surveys
Chapter4 Multistep Surveys: The Delphi Technique
Chapter5 Interviewing
PartIII Assessments with Groups
Chapter6 Group Participation Process: Nominal Group
Chapter7 Group Participation Process: Focus Group
Chapter8 Community-Based Needs and Capacity Assessment Processes
Chapter9 Technology-Supported Assessments
Chapter10 Large-Scale Community Assessment Strategies
PartIV Self-Directed Assessments
Chapter11 Self-Directed Assessment Inventories
Chapter12 Observational Self-Directed Assessments
PartV Case Studies and a Needs Assessment Simulation
Case1 Up in Smoke: A Recent History of Iowa Smokefree Legislation and Public Health Outcomes
Case2 Public Health Needs Assessment in Waupaca County, Wisconsin: A Guide for Community Health Programs
Case3 Assessment Strategies for a Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Project for Licensed Child Care Centers: Los Angeles County Continuing Project
Case4 Using Focus Groups to Assess Tobacco Usage in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Case5 Monroe on the Go Coalition: The Use of Photovoice to Assess Perceived Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition in Monroe County, Wisconsin
Case6 The Research Process as an Approach to Needs Assessment: A Case Study Involving Postnatal Women in England, United Kingdom
Case7 Community Health Development in Mid-Glamorgan, Wales
Game The Needs Assessment Simulation Game
AppendixA Healthstyle: A Self-Test
AppendixB Health Risk Appraisals
AppendixC La Crosse Wellness Project
AppendixD Available Health Risk Appraisals and Wellness Inventories
AppendixE Community Capacity Assessment Inventory
AppendixF Early Detection Tips and Tools: Health Screening Guidelines and Resources
AppendixG Community Risk Estimation
AppendixH Assessment in Health Promotion: Deconstruction and Metaphoric Considerations in a Nutshell

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