Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) are a vital tool in identifying the most prioritized health needs of a community and aligning the required resources and partners to address this needs(Judith & Chere, 2013). A well-structured CHNAs will provide very valuable data to direct resources towards population that are at a high risk of health problems, inform patients' engagement activities, identify opportunities to enhance care delivery and direct the overall strategic planning(CADH, 2013). In this webinar, CHNA we discussed how to identify the team and resources for your CHNAs, creating a timeline and work plan, selecting priorities in Community Health Assessment Needs, the planning, implementation and strategy, and finally monitoring the progress of the CHNAs project.
[...] New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Julius, G., & Bird, C. M. (2015). Community Health Need Assesment. HPOE Live Webinars,15(3), 32-40. [...]
[...] The first step involved incaring out a Community Health Needs Assessmentis to establish a comprehensive core team. It is often critical for one to establish a collaboration between hospital personnel and health department officials. The team is mostly responsible for high level oversight and planning, decision making, completing the daily assignment and adhering to the stipulated time line(Julius & Bird, 2015). After establishment of the core team that will be involved in your CHNAs, it is important to assign specific roles and responsibilities to every team member. [...]
[...] Implementation Strategy A good implementation strategy often link the Community Health Needs Assessment and the plan of improvement by properly addressing the questions that has been asked in the assessment process. Health improvement strategy always need to apply the resources that are available as effectively as possible depending on the characteristic and feature of the community that is being assessed(CADH, 2013). Hospitals must adopt an implementation strategy that meets the health requirements that have been defined in the CHNAs. The plan must identify all the collaborative organisation that have been involved. [...]
[...] We reviewed, identified and developed tools and resources required to create an approach and a framework that is used to effectively conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment. References CADH. (2013). Guidelines for Conducting a Community Health Need Assessment. Connecticut Hospital Association, 16(2),45-80. Judith, A. & Chere, R. (2013). Community and Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public's Health. [...]
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