Title: Assessing Community Needs and Assets: Key Data Collection Strategies for Planners and Grant Writers
Guest Speaker: Emily Spence-Almaguer, PhD
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CT / 9:00am – 10:00am MT
Description: This webinar will introduce participants to the basic components of a community needs assessment. The strengths and weaknesses of various data collection methods will be reviewed and the presenter will briefly discuss strategies for incorporating needs assessment information in grant proposals.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer is Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems in the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. She also serves as Outreach Core Director for the Texas Center for Health Disparities, a National Institute of Health Center of Excellence. She obtained her PhD from Florida International University in Social Welfare. Her research interests include program evaluation, community assessment, poverty, homelessness, community-based participatory research, and interpersonal violence. She serves as lead evaluator or investigator for several large community initiatives associated with interpersonal violence, health coaching, poverty, mental health, financial stability, homelessness and mentoring. She has also conducted both regional and topic-specific community needs assessments. She has published books, journal articles and community manuscripts in the areas of program evaluation, community assets and needs, intervention development, technology use in human services, and interpersonal violence.
This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.
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