community strategic plan

Community strategic plan: Community Assessment

For this assignment, identify an area of focus in community health within your own community.

Using Gordon’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 (1–2 paragraphs)
  • Refer to Table 8-3: Examples of Community Strengths and Concerns, and assess the strengths and concerns of your community (2–3 paragraphs).
  • Identify potential barriers to implementing community health plans in your community and brainstorm ways of addressing these barriers (2–3 paragraphs).
  • Conclusion.
  • Apply in-text citation in the paper work and these bullet point as headings.
    Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length, not including the cover and reference pages. Use APA throughout.

    You must include 2–3 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.