Being Effective in Public Health: Public Health Planning Process: Key to a Useful Needs Assessment

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Date Developed: 5/21/2015. Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CityMatCH. Presenter(s): William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH; Pat O'Campo. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Intermediate. Length: 69 slides.


This pre-course webinar for the 2015 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology provides an overview of needs assessment and how it fits into an effective planning cycle. This is followed by an overview of program evaluation, including logic models. Slides and audio are maintained in two separate links. A chart on types of evaluation is provided at this URL:

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.