Epidemiological and Needs Assessments:
The epidemiological and needs assessments provide critical information about communities, their health status and cumulative needs.
Discuss how you would complete both assessments within your own community. For the epidemiological assessment, use health department data, vital statistics, etc. to determine the leading causes of morbidity and mortality within your community [county] (as health department data will be listed by county). Be sure to consider and discuss results by age group, gender and socioeconomic status. For the needs assessment, using the same data, determine the community’s greatest needs and explain how these needs connect to future health promotion efforts.