Fulfilling community health assessment requirements: Lessons learned from facilitating state-wide community health forums

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621550
Title:
Fulfilling community health assessment requirements: Lessons learned from facilitating state-wide community health forums
Authors:
Walker, Ashley; Peden, Angela; Tedders, Stuart H.; Barron, John; Jackson, Aaron; Williams, Nicholas; Ugwu, Bethrand
Abstract:
Background: A prerequisite for National Public Health Accreditation is completion of a Community Health Assessment (CHA) that presents an exhaustive profile of the population served by a particular public health agency. Methods: The Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) contracted with the Center for Public Health Practice and Research at Georgia Southern University to facilitate five state-wide community health forums. Results: Evaluation of the forums yielded qualitative data illustrating current challenges faced by Georgians, as well as assets that could be leveraged to improve health status. Conclusion: Lessons learned from these state-wide community health forums can be applied to improve the overall process of gathering data for a comprehensive CHA throughout Georgia or other areas interested in pursuing public health agency accreditation.
Affiliation:
Georgia Southern University
Publisher:
Georgia Public Health Association
Journal:
Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621550
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
jGPHA Volume 6, Number 1 (2016)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Ashleyen
dc.contributor.authorPeden, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorTedders, Stuart H.en
dc.contributor.authorBarron, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Aaronen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Nicholasen
dc.contributor.authorUgwu, Bethranden
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T22:33:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T22:33:40Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621550-
dc.description.abstractBackground: A prerequisite for National Public Health Accreditation is completion of a Community Health Assessment (CHA) that presents an exhaustive profile of the population served by a particular public health agency. Methods: The Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) contracted with the Center for Public Health Practice and Research at Georgia Southern University to facilitate five state-wide community health forums. Results: Evaluation of the forums yielded qualitative data illustrating current challenges faced by Georgians, as well as assets that could be leveraged to improve health status. Conclusion: Lessons learned from these state-wide community health forums can be applied to improve the overall process of gathering data for a comprehensive CHA throughout Georgia or other areas interested in pursuing public health agency accreditation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGeorgia Public Health Associationen
dc.subjectaccreditationen
dc.subjectcommunity assessmenten
dc.subjectcommunity engagementen
dc.titleFulfilling community health assessment requirements: Lessons learned from facilitating state-wide community health forumsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentGeorgia Southern Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Georgia Public Health Associationen
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