1. Why is it important to begin program plans/assessments with a needs assessment and what do assets have to do with planning? How would the Precede-Proceed model help you in the needs assessment process?
2. Describe the quality of life in your community. What approach would you take if you had to plan a program to improve the quality of life in your area in order to meet the Healthy People 2020 vision? Who is your target market? Why is it important to select a target population and determine what the health problems are?
3. Review this Needs Assessment PowerPoint from the US Dept of Health and Human Services, A Snapshot of Your Community: Understanding Resources and Needs Assessments: slides_needsassessmentwebinar.pdf After reviewing this, share your thoughts about the data shared. Do you agree with this approach and the conclusions reached?
Google the pdf or try this website