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. This chapter discusses data collection strategies and includes key terms relevant to this topic. 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?