Week 3 Community Strategic Plan: Part A, Community Assessment

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

Using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns framework (p. 130 in your e-text)(attached), 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).

Plan ahead: Next week, as Part B of this assignment, you will select one (1) identified risk from this assessment to develop a community-focused strategic plan to address that health risk.  It is recommended that you look ahead to next week’s assignment so that you can begin framing your chosen community health focus.  

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.)

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