Community Needs Assessment

Final Project: Community Needs Assessment
Your Final Project must be written in standard edited English. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. See the rubric for additional requirements related to research and scholarly writing.
Throughout the course, you have been developing your Community Needs Assessment. For your Final Project, submit the items below. Be sure to incorporate the feedback provided by your Instructors and your colleagues. Also, provide headings that separate and define the different sections of the assignment.
Your Final Project will include the following (10 pages)
• Introduction
• Initiative Proposal
• Summarize in paragraph form key relevant information from your Data Analysis (do not submit the worksheets)
• SWOT Analysis (Week 6)
• Do not submit your Power Point Presentation.
• Instead, include a two-page summary of your PowerPoint that identifies the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of your project.
• Program Evaluation (Week 8)
• Make sure your paper flows without repeating sections
• Community Partnerships
• Social Change
• Explain in 1-2 pages how you would plan to measure social change. For example, would you track the outcomes or the overall process?
• Conclusion
• References

Week 11 Learning Resources

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources.
Required Resources
Note: Most journal articles for this course are available online through the Walden Library databases, unless linked directly in the classroom. The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the applicable list for this course:
• Palmer-Wackerly, A. L., Krok, J. L., Dailey, P. M., Kight, L., & Krieger, J. L. (2014). Community engagement as a process and an outcome of developing culturally grounded health communication interventions: An example from the DECIDE Project. American Journal of Community Psychology,53(3–4), 261–274.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Resources for implementing the community health needs assessment process. Retrieved from
• Community Places. (2014). Community planning toolkit: Community engagement. Retrieved from
• Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). (n.d.). Strategies. Retrieved from
• Nash, D. (2016). Population Health: Creating a culture of wellness. Salsbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett
Chapter 20, “The Future of Population Health at the Workplace: Trends, Technology, and the Role of Mind-Body and the Behavioral Sciences”
• Shea, J., Jones Santos, J., & Byrnes, P. (2012). Community needs assessment and data-supported decision making: Keys to building responsive and effective health centers. Retrieved from
• Stempniak, M. (2014). Hospitals are engaging the community to improve care. Hospitals & Health Networks. Retrieved from
• Jefferson School of Population Health. (2012, September 5). Introduction to population health: Video 3 [Video file]. Retrieved from

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