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Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health PromotionAuthor: Gary D. Gilmore
Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion, Fourth Edition provides practitioners with a handbook that can be used in the classroom and in the field. It focuses on realistic needs and capacity assessment strategies with considerations for preparation, implementation, and incorporation of findings into the planning process. It also provides an overview of settings, specific target audiences, approaches to assessing needs, and recommendations for addressing problems encountered along the way.
The Fourth Edition continues to be reader friendly and worthwhile in terms of practical recommendations. The twelve chapters are realistic process discussions with mini-examples at the end based on the author’s experiences and those of others in the field. Case studies provide insight into various combinations of strategies used in a variety of settings. Two special articles at the end of the book provide further insight regarding community risk estimation and the use of metaphors to gain a better understanding of the perceived needs and capacities that are assessed.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1 Gaining a Needs and Capacity Assessment Perspective
Chapter 2 Needs and Capacity Assessments Within the Bigger Picture
Part II Assessments with Individuals
Chapter 3 Single-Step Surveys
Chapter 4 Multistep Surveys: The Delphi Technique
Chapter 5 Interviewing
Part III Assessments with Groups
Chapter 6 Group Participation Process: Nominal Group
Chapter 7 Group Participation Process: Focus Group
Chapter 8 Community-Based Needs and Capacity Assessment Processes
Chapter 9 Technology-Supported Assessments
Chapter 10 Large-Scale Community Assessment Strategies
Part IV Self-Directed Assessments
Chapter 11 Self-Directed Assessment Inventories
Chapter 12 Observational Self-Directed Assessments
Part V Case Studies and a Needs Assessment Simulation
Case 1 Up in Smoke: A Recent History of Iowa Smokefree Legislation and Public Health Outcomes
Case 2 Public Health Needs Assessment in Waupaca County, Wisconsin: A Guide for Community Health Programs
Case 3 Assessment Strategies for a Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Project for Licensed Child Care Centers: Los Angeles County Continuing Project
Case 4 Using Focus Groups to Assess Tobacco Usage in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Case 5 Monroe on the Go Coalition: The Use of Photovoice to Assess Perceived Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition in Monroe County, Wisconsin
Case 6 The Research Process as an Approach to Needs Assessment: A Case Study Involving Postnatal Women in England, United Kingdom
Case 7 Community Health Development in Mid-Glamorgan, Wales
Game The Needs Assessment Simulation Game
Appendix A Healthstyle: A Self-Test
Appendix B Health Risk Appraisals
Appendix C La Crosse Wellness Project
Appendix D Available Health Risk Appraisals and Wellness Inventories
Appendix E Community Capacity Assessment Inventory
Appendix F Early Detection Tips and Tools: Health Screening Guidelines and Resources
Appendix G Community Risk Estimation
Appendix H Assessment in Health Promotion: Deconstruction and Metaphoric Considerations in a Nutshell