Community strategic plan: Community Assessment
For this assignment, identify an area of focus in community health within your own community.
Using Gordonâ€™s Functional Health Patterns framework: assess the health risks in your community.
In your community assessment paper, include the following:
- Identify resources in your community that would enable you to complete a community assessment and submit a summary of your findings (1â€“2 paragraphs)
- Refer to Table 8-3: Examples of Community Strengths and Concerns, and assess the strengths and concerns of your community (2â€“3 paragraphs).
- Identify potential barriers to implementing community health plans in your community and brainstorm ways of addressing these barriers (2â€“3 paragraphs).
- Apply in-text citation in the paper work and these bullet point as headings.
Your paper should be 2â€“3 pages in length, not including the cover and reference pages. Use APA throughout.
You must include 2â€“3 sources that are APA cited and referenced in your paper. (Sources may include community resources such as flyers, brochures, interviews, news stories, and local research data from credible sources.).
Textbook: Edelman, C., Kudzma, E., Mandle, C. Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span.
Chapters 7 & 8
You can check and use information from SHAPR Riverside County Community Health Assessment.