Community Health Needs Assessment Scholarly Paper
Requirements • 4 pages not including title page or reference page • APA format • It is acceptable to use headings • New Times Roman 12pt. font, double-spaced • Minimum 5 citations with references Goal: A community health needs assessment uses community observations, and other data in order to identify the existing and potential health needs of the community. Each student will locate the most current health needs assessment the Bergen county of New Jersey , then review and summarize its findings. The goal is to become familiar with the Bergen county community while making informed conclusions about potential health concerns. Objectives: • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of community. • Analyze the importance of understanding the community. • Demonstrate understanding of data collection strategies in community . • Analyze existing and potential health concerns within the community.
Assignment: Conduct an in-depth review of Bergen county of New Jersey health needs assessment Describe the geographic area of the Bergen county. What kind(s) of buildings, homes, businesses are located in that county? Are there parks/play grounds, senior centers? What type of access to medical care exists within the county? 1. What are the socio-economic characteristics of the county? 2. Describe the demographic factors (age, gender, ethnicity). What is the data (morbidity and mortality rates)? 3. Based upon your community assessment, what are the most challenging health trends of the county? 4. Identify and provide statistics on the three most prevalent health concerns. 5. Identify three factors that cause/relate to each of the three the prevalent health concerns Grading Criteria: 15 points total Points Description of Geographic Data 2 pts. Analysis of Demographic Data 2 pts. Identification of Socio-economic Data 2 pts. Community Health Trending 3 pts. Identification of Three Community Health Concerns 3 pts. Description of Three Factors that cause/relate to each of the health concerns 3 pts