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Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Gary D. Gilmore, MPH, PhD, MCHES, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • ISBN-13: 9781449646448
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Needs and Capacity Assessment Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion, Fourth Edition provides practitioners with a handbook that can be used in the classroom and in the field. It focuses on realistic needs and capacity assessment strategies with considerations for preparation, implementation, and incorporation of findings into the planning process. It also provides an overview of settings, specific target audiences, approaches to assessing needs, and recommendations for addressing problems encountered along the way.

The Fourth Edition continues to be reader friendly and worthwhile in terms of practical recommendations. The twelve chapters are realistic process discussions with mini-examples at the end based on the author's experiences and those of others in the field. Case studies provide insight into various combinations of strategies used in a variety of settings. Two special articles at the end of the book provide further insight regarding community risk estimation and the use of metaphors to gain a better understanding of the perceived needs and capacities that are assessed.

Part  I  Introduction and Overview
  Chapter  1  Gaining a Needs and Capacity Assessment Perspective
  Chapter  2  Needs and Capacity Assessments Within the Bigger Picture
Part  II  Assessments with Individuals
  Chapter  3  Single-Step Surveys
  Chapter  4  Multistep Surveys: The Delphi Technique
  Chapter  5  Interviewing
Part  III  Assessments with Groups
  Chapter  6  Group Participation Process: Nominal Group
  Chapter  7  Group Participation Process: Focus Group
  Chapter  8  Community-Based Needs and Capacity Assessment Processes
  Chapter  9  Technology-Supported Assessments
  Chapter  10  Large-Scale Community Assessment Strategies
Part  IV  Self-Directed Assessments
  Chapter  11  Self-Directed Assessment Inventories
  Chapter  12  Observational Self-Directed Assessments
Part  V  Case Studies and a Needs Assessment Simulation
  Case  1  Up in Smoke: A Recent History of Iowa Smokefree Legislation and Public Health Outcomes
  Case  2  Public Health Needs Assessment in Waupaca County, Wisconsin: A Guide for Community Health Programs
  Case  3  Assessment Strategies for a Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Project for Licensed Child Care Centers: Los Angeles County Continuing Project
  Case  4  Using Focus Groups to Assess Tobacco Usage in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
  Case  5  Monroe on the Go Coalition: The Use of Photovoice to Assess Perceived Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition in Monroe County, Wisconsin
  Case  6  The Research Process as an Approach to Needs Assessment: A Case Study Involving Postnatal Women in England, United Kingdom
  Case  7  Community Health Development in Mid-Glamorgan, Wales
     Game  The Needs Assessment Simulation Game
  Appendix  A  Healthstyle: A Self-Test
  Appendix  B  Health Risk Appraisals
  Appendix  C  La Crosse Wellness Project
  Appendix  D  Available Health Risk Appraisals and Wellness Inventories
  Appendix  E  Community Capacity Assessment Inventory
  Appendix  F  Early Detection Tips and Tools: Health Screening Guidelines and Resources
  Appendix  G  Community Risk Estimation
  Appendix  H  Assessment in Health Promotion: Deconstruction and Metaphoric Considerations in a Nutshell

Gary D. Gilmore, MPH, PhD, MCHES-University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Since 1974, Dr. Gilmore has held a joint appointment with the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  He is Professor and Director of Graduate Community Health/Public Health Programs.  His prior experiences have been in public health and preventive medicine at the Bergen County Health Department (N.J.), and at the Preventive Medicine Unit, General Leonard Wood Hospital, U.S. Army (recipient of the Army Commendation Medal in Preventive Medicine).  His training in epidemiology and public health education is through the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, with additional training in epidemiology at the New England Epidemiology Institute, Tufts University.  He is the founding and continuing Director of the first Master of Public Health Program (CEPH accredited) offered in the University of Wisconsin System.  As an inherent part of his appointment, he also directs the Community Health Programming Unit in Continuing Education and Extension (University of Wisconsin-Extension).  He has served on the American Cancer Society National Board of Directors during 1986-1996, and 1999-2002, and is the recipient of that organization’s St. George Medal for “outstanding contributions to the control of cancer.”  Dr. Gilmore received the 2001 Regents Teaching Excellence Award bestowed by the Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System.  He also received the 1998 Award for Excellence from the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  During 1999-2000, Dr. Gilmore served as the first Fulbright Senior Scholar at the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta, India.  In that capacity, he taught graduate students and medical students in public health, and conducted population-based research in West Bengal.  During 1998-2006, he served as the chair of the National Health Educator Competencies Update Project research which assessed and validated the entry and advanced-level competencies for health educators leading to a new hierarchical model for the profession.  He currently serves as the chair for the Governor-appointed Wisconsin Public Health Council. Dr. Gilmore’s publications span more than four decades of professional activity to include peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and technical reports.

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