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Successfully Conducting Useful Community Needs Assessments for Nonprofit Organizations

When health care or other organizations attempt to do a community needs assessment, either to fulfill a legal requirement or to understand their changing environment, they face many challenges. What will offer a valid and reliable picture of community needs? How can they be sure the results will be credible? How can they invest their resources in research that will have payback? By ordering this OnDemand Webinar you will:

  • See how to conduct a community needs assessment, from start to finish
  • Learn the top five methods for assessing community needs
  • Learn to identify and avoid common challenges and pitfalls in completing a community needs assessment
  • Learn how to ensure a community needs assessment meets the needs of cultural and other diverse stakeholders
  • Hear strategies to meet and exceed federal requirements for a PPACA -required community health needs assessment

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Overview - Why Conduct a Community Needs Assessment?

  • Fit With Strategic Planning and Establishment of Community or Agency Priorities
  • Legal Reasons/Requirements
  • Brief Examples of Community Needs Assessments, to Establish the Focus of the Audio Conference

Community Needs Assessment Framework

  • What Should a Study Include? How Do We Design a Study?
    • Determine the Scope of an Assessment, Build Consensus Around Key Research Questions, and Develop a Common "Assessment Language"
    • Meaningfully Engage Stakeholders, Through the Assessment Process
    • Tips From the Field About Project Management Strategies for Large Scale Assessments, Including Budget and Timeline Considerations
    • Ensure the Appropriate Staffing Plan for Your Assessment, Including Discussion of When to Consider External Consultants
    • Leverage Available Resources, Both Internal and Community Resource (Experts in Local Public Health, etc.)
  • How Do We Do an Assessment? What Methods Work Best?
    • Assessing the Pros and Cons of Different Methods for Gathering Community Needs Assessment Information
    • Use of Existing (Secondary) Data Sources
    • Conduct Primary Data Collection
  • How Do We Make Sure the Results Are Valid and Credible?
    • Understanding the Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity of Your Data
    • Handling "Politics"
  • How Can We Make Best Use of the Assessment?
    • Different Options for Reporting and Communicating Results From the Community Needs Assessment
    • Strategies for Prioritizing Needs and Resulting Actions

Illustrations

  • Meeting/Exceeding Requirements of the Affordable Care Act: Example of a Community Health Needs Assessment for Local Children's Specialty Health Care Hospital
  • Conducting Assessments With Emerging Cultural Populations: Example of an Effective Assessment of the Mental Health Needs of an Asian Immigrant Community
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This course was last revised on February 27, 2013.

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Amy Leite Bennett, M.P.H.

Amy Leite Bennett, M.P.H.

Wilder Foundation

  • Research scientist, Wilder Research, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Conducted numerous local and multi-state needs assessments for health care systems
  • Works with local, statewide, and national organizations, to meet their needs for useful metrics of need and performance
  • Health educator
  • Recent work featured at American Public Health Association national conference
Paul W. Mattessich

Paul W. Mattessich

Wilder Foundation

Paul Mattessich, Ph.D.

  • Executive director of Wilder Research, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • As executive Director, grew Wilder Research into one of the largest nonpartisan research organizations in the United States, studying community trends and program effectiveness
  • Consults with organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. related to health, housing, education, and community development
  • Teaches Applied Research Methods at the University of Minnesota
  • Awards: “Impact Award”, from the Community Indicators Consortium, Washington, D.C., for the development of Minnesota Compass, which measures quality of life; “Community Sociology Award” from the University of Minnesota
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Product ID: 390378
Published 2013
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