Community Assessment and Analysis Presentation

Select a community of interest in your region. Perform a physical assessment of the community.
Perform a direct assessment of a community of interest using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide.”
Interview a community health and public health provider regarding that person’s role and experiences within the community.
Interview Guidelines
Interviews can take place in-person, by phone, or by Skype.
Develop interview questions to gather information about the role of the provider in the community and the health issues faced by the chosen community.
Complete the “Provider Interview Acknowledgement Form” prior to conducting the interview. Submit this document separately in its respective drop box.
Compile key findings from the interview, including the interview questions used, and submit these with the presentation.
PowerPoint Presentation
Create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and references slide) describing the chosen community interest.
Include the following in your presentation:
Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level; ethnic and phenomenological features of the community, as well as types of social interactions; common goals and interests; and barriers, and challenges, including any identified social determinates of health.
Summary of community assessment: (a) funding sources and (b) partnerships.
Summary of interview with community health/public health provider.
Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion.
A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the community.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA format ting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

  1. Description of community is complete. Boundaries are described in great detail, distinguishing environmental boundaries, environmental relationships, and external systems that comprise the open, community system.
  2. Discussion of functional health patterns is clear, complete, and comprehensive, with indications for actual, at-risk, and potential diagnoses as well as recommendations for surveillance and preventive measures.
  3. Identification of an issue that is lacking or an opportunity for health promotion is effectively included.
  4. Conclusion is comprehensive, with a detailed summary of key findings that explains general health of the community and offers rationale for recommendations.
  5. Summary table is comprehensive, with a detailed description of findings, as well as actual, at-risk, and potential diagnoses and recommendations for surveillance and preventative measures.
  6. The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.