Introduction to Community Health Assessments in North Carolina

Fee:None
Length: 25 minutes
Description:This module is an introduction to community health assessments and the process in North Carolina.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Narrator:

Matt Simon, MA, GISP

NCIPH Reviewer:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, CHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewers:

Joy Reed, EdD, RN
Former Head of Local Technical Assistance and Training Branch, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Eleanor Howell, MS
Acting Director, State Center for Health Statistics, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Assist in conducting a community health status assessment (I.C.1)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Conduct a community health status assessment (I.C.1)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A2. Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) that can be used for assessing the health of a community (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
1A13. Explains how community health assessments use information about health status, factors influencing health, and assets and resources (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B2. Determines quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) needed for assessing the health of a community (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C2. Determines quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) needed for assessing the health of a community (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 1, Function 1: Determine risks to the health of the jurisdiction

References

Brownson R. (2011). Evidence-Based Public Health. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Surles KB, Blue KP. (1993). Assessing the Public's Health: Community Diagnosis in North Carolina. Public Health Reports, 109 (2), 198-203.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. Community health assessment guide book website. http://publichealth.nc.gov/lhd/cha/docs/guidebook/CHA-GuideBookUpdatedDecember15-2011.pdf. Accessed August 7, 2014.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Community Health Improvement Resources: Partnerships website. http://health.mo.gov/data/chir/ Accessed August 7, 2014.

Howell E. (2013). Collecting Data and Data Analysis and Interpretation. Presented at the 2013 Community Health Assessment Training.

Wolff, T. (2001). A practitioner's guide to successful coalitions. American Journal of Community Psychology, 29, 173-191.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health. Community health assessment resources website. http://publichealth.nc.gov/lhd/cha/resources.htm Accessed August 7, 2014.

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