Local Affiliate of the American Evaluation Association
Community health needs assessments are beneficial for many reasons, such as obtaining information on the current strengths of communities, identifying gaps and areas for improvement, and determining how organizations can partner together to improve community health. Data from these assessments are useful for enhancing programs, creating new initiatives, and strengthening community collaboration among multiple sectors. In this professional development workshop, evaluators from Massachusetts General Hospital will utilize their experiences in conducting community health needs assessments to provide insight on aspects such as the planning process, data collection, and implementation planning that will provide participants with helpful methods to consider and potentially implement in their own needs assessments. Through hands-on activities and interactive discussions, participants will learn and increase their knowledge of conducting community health needs assessments and associated considerations, including how to incorporate diverse community voices and ensure buy-in from all stakeholders involved, to bring back to their own communities.
1. Understand the different aspects of a community health needs assessment
2. Incorporate health equity and community voice throughout the assessment process
3. Learn how to ensure collaboration and buy-in for the process and final outcome of the assessment
This event is free for Seattle Evaluation Association members. Further steps to complete your registration for the event on the Evaluation Association of St. Louis' website will be sent to you via email upon registration here.
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