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The Four Assessments

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The Four Assessments


     Relationship between the Four Assessments

     Information Gathering Mechanisms for Engaging the Community

  A. Community Themes and Strengths Assessment

       Conducting a Community Dialogue

       A Step-by-Step Approach to Conducting a Focus Group

       Issues, Perceptions and Assets Worksheet

       Quality of Life Questions

  B. Forces of Change Assessment

       Brainstorming Worksheet

       Threats and Opportunities Worksheet

  C. Local Public Health System Assessment

       Organizing for Success

            Challenges and Opportunities Worksheet

            NPHPS Local Public Health System Meeting Guide

            Meeting Planning Checklist

       Using the Local NPHPS Insturment

            Facilitator's Guide

            Tips for an Effective Process

            Essential Services and Applied Local Activities and Partners

            Recorder Template

            The Local Public Health System and the 10 Essential Services Worksheet

       Completing the Assessment and Submitting Data

            Conducting the Assessment (NPHPS, User Guide, Chapter 3)

            Complete NPHPS User Guide (NPHPS Website)

            Submitting results to the CDC (NPHPS Website)

       Training for Facilitators

            Assessment Meeting Guide: Information for Facilitators

            Prioritization- Can't I Just Do What I Want?

            Using Assessment Results and Performance Improvement to Create Change part 1

            Using Assessment Results and Performance Improvement to Create Change part 2

       Using Data for Results

            Using NPHPSP results in strategic planning: Prioritizing (Example)

            Team Specific Process and Performance Improvement Projects: Template

            Local Public Health System Performance Assessment- Report of Results Example

            User Guide

   D. Community Health Status Assessment

       Presenting Data

       Data Issues in Areas with Small Populations

       Terminology, Community Health Assessment

       Health Domain Definitions

       Example Community Health Survey

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