assessing Community Needs week 7 Discussion

Priority Health Issues Within the Community
Identifying priority health issues involves striking a delicate balance between perceptions the community itself has of its needs and the needs that are identified through the community health assessment. When identifying assets, community members are able to gain control of their environment, their behaviors, and their perceptions that they can use to change their lifestyles. This brings about a sense of dedication to long-lasting health changes that the community will effectively maintain.
For this Discussion, refer to the media Identifying Assets from this week’s resources. Then review the case study “Opening the Doors to Change” from this week’s resources, in which the author identifies policy priorities and the areas in need of attention (starting on page 4). Finally, consider the following scenario: You have received funding from an agency to implement improvement strategies for three areas in need of attention in the case study.
Post by Day 3 an explanation of which three areas in need of attention you would choose and why.
Remember to begin interacting with your colleagues in the Discussion no later than Day 5 and continue engaging through Day 7 by supporting or critiquing the rationale of your colleague’s selections.
Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned