Chapter 1: Conduct a Community Assessment

Welcome to the Assessment Chapter Table of Contents

Use the information, surveys, and worksheets in this chapter to conduct a community assessment.

Introductory Pages

Conduct a Community Assessment
Successful programs address the needs and wants of the community. The best way to find out what a community needs and what it wants, is to conduct a community assessment.

Define Community
The first step in conducting a community assessment is to define the community. This may seem obvious, but it's often not done.

Gather and Analyze Information
This is the point where your coalition will gather facts, figures, opinions, and other information related to nutrition and physical activity on your community. Each section below includes a description, worksheets, and examples to help you do the work.

Summarize and Report Information
Your committee has gathered and analyzed community health data and other community health information. The information and worksheets in this section can help you report your community health assessment results.

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