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Take Action Cycle: Assess Needs & Resources

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Course Overview

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Course Description
Deb Nichols, Public Health Educator and Public Information Officer for the Cattaraugus County Health Department in western New York, was our guest speaker for this Take Action Cycle webinar on Assess Needs & Resources. Deb shared how they used the County Health Rankings as a call to action, bringing together many different stakeholders each of whom ""owned"" different pieces of data.

She described an assets-based approach that helped them build a complete picture, gain some early wins, and move into a priority setting process that is engaging the community.

This course is provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
This course is designed for public health professionals.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand how to bring multiple partners together, each “owning” different data, to create synergy and action
  2. Become familiar with a process for conducting “reality checks” in the community
  3. Know where to find tools for taking next steps with Assessing Needs & Resources

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
1C.13 (Tier 3): Identifies resources to meet community health needs

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
Community Health Center Core Competency Model
CHCM-M5 Develop a community health needs assessment to understand community health issues and population health needs.


Credit /CEU
None available

1 hr.

None listed

Course Publication Date
June 12, 2012

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