Take Action Cycle: Assess Needs & Resources


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Course Description

This course is provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


Deb Nichols, Public Health Educator and Public Information Officer for the Cattaraugus County Health Department in western New York, was our guest speaker for this Take Action Cycle webinar on Assess Needs & Resources. Deb shared how they used the County Health Rankings as a call to action, bringing together many different stakeholders each of whom "owned" different pieces of data.


She described an assets-based approach that helped them build a complete picture, gain some early wins, and move into a priority setting process that is engaging the community.


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Target Audience

This course is designed for public health professionals


Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand how to bring multiple partners together, each “owning” different data, to create synergy and action
  2. Become familiar with a process for conducting “reality checks” in the community
  3. Know where to find tools for taking next steps with Assessing Needs & Resources


Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. 1C.13 (Tier 3): Identifies resources to meet community health needs


Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Community Health Center Core Competency Model

  • CHCM-M5 Develop a community health needs assessment to understand community health issues and population health needs.





Credit /CEU

None available



1 hr.



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