A SWOT analysis is a tool used in gathering and identifying assets and resources of a community along with strengths and weaknesses of the environment. A SWOT analysis allows for clear and succinct communication of the four main components of the acronym itself: strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat. This tool provides an organized and systematic way of gathering the information collected from a community, in order to determine the areas of change that are possible and explore new and alternative solutions to issues within a community.
For this Assignment, refer to this week’s readings, paying particular attention to the Examples and Tools sections of the resource SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Then conduct a SWOT analysis of a community in an area or neighborhood that is different from the neighborhood you are focusing on for your Final Project. Use the questions in the Tools section of SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats for directions toward conducting the SWOT analysis.
Assignment (2–3 pages)
Write a paper addressing the following:
Provide a summary of the information you found from your SWOT analysis.
Explain your reason for choosing this particular community.
Explain the most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, you found about this community in term of addressing its health issues.
Explain the information that you found to be most surprising about the community. Also, explain how you can use this information in your community health needs assessment.