Better Understanding Our Problem: Problem-Oriented Needs Assessment–Health Problem Analysis

URL 1:

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): William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 34 slides.


This webinar for the 2015 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology describes part 2 of needs assessment: analyzing a particular health problem and assessing potential strategies to address targeted aspects of the problem. It discusses theories and frameworks, program hypotheses, a logic model framework, frequently encountered issues, and needs assessments debates.

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.