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Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data

Class Details

During this session you will learn about health information and data as it relates to community health assessment. The speaker will highlight reasons for conducting a community health assessment, the parties involved, and how to define a target community. The focus of this session will be identifying data issues and locating primary and secondary data to best describe the health of your community. You’ll also learn about prioritizing and contextualizing your findings once you’ve collected your data.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the organizations needed in developing community needs assessments
2) Develop and identify the community and/or population being assessed
3) Identify data issues and the data needed for community needs assessments
4) Describe how to contextualize and prioritize findings

Presenter: Robert Martiniano, DrPH, MPA is the Senior Program Manager at the Center for Health Workforce Studies, which he joined in 2001. Dr. Martiniano has an extensive background in health workforce research and program management. He is the lead staff on a number of Center projects at the Center relating to federal shortage designations and the health care workforce. Dr. Martiniano supervises data analysis on various health care professions, on survey design, and on Medicaid access and utilization of health care services. Dr. Martiniano has worked with many diverse communities, agencies, and membership organizations on developing community health assessments; these assessments identify provider and workforce shortages based on the healthcare delivery system and the health of the population, and measure the impact of new models of care on the health care workforce, incorporating the development of emerging workforce titles. Dr. Martiniano has a strong background in evaluation design using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research design methods and is an adjunct professor at the Sage Colleges School of Management, teaching courses in introduction to health systems, strategic planning, and comparative health systems.

Sponsored by The Network of the National Library of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to .75 total Category I contact education contact hours. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jul 8, 2020
2:00PM - 2:45PM ET
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is now closed to registrants.

In this series of webinars, NNLM will host a guest speaker to discuss a health information topic relevant to the public health workforce. Held on the second Wednesday of every other month at 2:00pm EST, these 45 minute sessions aim to provide the public health workforce with new resources, skills to locate high quality health information or knowledge of health information topics.