Analytic Approaches for Needs Assessment I: Methods for Summarizing Data

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Date Developed: 6/2/2015. Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Deb Rosenberg, PhD. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 51 slides.


This webinar for the 2015 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology describes a process for summarizing data for needs assessment, surveillance, program planning, or program evaluation, based on the objectives of the analysis. The discussion includes creating meaningful categories, ranking and scoring, composite measures, and examples from the field.

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.