Create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and references slide) describing the chosen community interest.

Guide to community assessment of functional health patterns

Guide to Community Assessment:

  1. Description of the Community:
  • Geographical boundaries (e.g. city, county or state)
  • Population demographics (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, income level, education level)
  • Socio-cultural features (e.g. religion, customs and traditions)
  • Communities resources, e.g. schools, libraries and parks
  • Health status: (e.g., the prevalence of chronic diseases and infectious diseases, mental disorders, etc.)
  1. Evaluation of the community:
  • Assess the community’s strengths and limitations
  • Assess your health and identify risk factors
  • Find resources and services that are available
  • Find community partners and collaborate
  • Evaluate the health impact of social and environmental determinants
  1. Interview questions:
  • How do you fit in with the public health/community health system?
  • Is there a major health issue in the community?
  • These concerns can be addressed with what resources?
  • Which partnerships and collaborations are there to tackle health problems?
  • Are there any barriers to addressing community health concerns?
  • What can be done to better serve the community and improve outcomes for health?

Interviews should be conducted with consent.

PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Description of the Community:
  • Geographical boundaries and demographics
  • Cultural and social features
  • Resources available to the community
  • Your health status
  1. Evaluation of the community:
  • Assess the community’s strengths and limitations
  • Assess your health and identify risk factors
  • Find resources and services that are available
  • Find community partners and collaborate
  • Evaluate the health impact of social and environmental determinants
  1. Survey Findings
  • The role of the community/public health provider
  • Resources and common health issues
  • Collaborations and partnerships
  • Obstacles and Challenges
  1. Health Promotion Opportunity:
  • Find a community problem that needs to be addressed in order to improve your health.
  • Give an example of a health promotion project that you might consider.
  1. Conclusion:
  • Summary of the key findings
  • Overall impression of the community’s health status
  • Future actions that will improve the health of our community are recommended

Use APA format guidelines to properly cite your sources.

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