What are the advantages and disadvantages of involving the intended audience or population in the community health assessment?
Review the five perspectives for community health assessment in Table 3-3. Sometimes one perspective dominates, but more often, planners use a combination of approaches. Describe a situation where two or more perspectives would be valuable. Which perspectives would you use in that situation and why?
Imagine that you are part of a community health assessment and planning group. Your group believes it is important to know the rate of type 2 diabetes for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the three census tracts being assessed. However, the only publicly available data are the county statistics that are not broken down by race or ethnicity. How would you respond to the group’s, request for information about type 2 diabetes for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the three census tracts?