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Community Needs Assessment

A Community Needs Assessment is a first step in understanding and addressing the issues facing a community with an intervention or program.

Before a new program can be designed and implemented, a complete picture of the challenges and resources within a community must be generated to devise viable and efficient solutions.

Community needs assessment is a process of gathering, analyzing and reporting information about the needs of a community and the capacities or strengths that are currently available to meet those needs.

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Define “community needs assessment” and describe its major components
  • Outline the steps involved in conducting a community needs assessment
  • Determine appropriate data collection procedures to address community needs
  • Prepare and conduct a needs assessment

Our trainings are available to directly funded community based organizations, some state funded organizations and organizations working with HIV positive and at risk populations, free of charge.

Please request trainings using the CBA Request Information System (CRIS) and ask for NCHP.

In some circumstances, if you are unable to access the system directly, your local health department may be able to request on your behalf.

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National Community Health Partners
529 W. Wetmore Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

NCHP South Office
710 N. Roman Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Main: (520) 795-9756
Fax: (520) 887-0432

National Community Housing Offices



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