Learning outcomes assessed in this assessment
1. Discuss and critically appraise the role of local, national and international public health programs, health directives and health initiatives. Also, 2. Demonstrate a critical understanding, knowledge and ability to conduct a health needs assessment in supporting evidence-based public health practice.
Conduct a health needs assessment on a defined population – this definition can be geographical, cultural, generational or any other clearly defining demographic – and identify their key health needs and priorities. Following this needs assessment, identify a specific health priority for action and critically discuss potential interventions that could be utilize-d to address this priority.
Your work should include and cover the following sections/aspects and content (as shown and stated in the table below). The specific percentage marks allocated to each section/aspect of your work is state-d below. Please also note that the Level 7 marking criteria (located towards the end of this assessment brief) will also be use-d to reflect this overall grade. Please remember that achievement and demonstration of both learning outcomes (1 and 2) is being assesse-d in this assessment.
An introduction to the assignment that establishes the importance of health needs assessment. Also, relevant information should aim to provide an overview regarding the relationship between health needs assessment and public health action.
Discussion: Definition of the population under investigation, profiling of the population and identification of key health needs and priorities using an appropriate health needs assessment method.
Identification of a particular health priority for action and critical discussion of evidence-base-d interventions that could be used to direct public health actions aiming to address the particular health priority.
Generally, the conclusion should have Effective summary of key points
High quality presentation that conforms to principles of academic writing and contains minimal errors in sentence construction, grammar and punctuation. Lastly, the assignment followed appropriate academic conventions regarding in-text citations and referencing.