PLANNING HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS: NEEDS ASSESSMENT
For this component of your SLP, based on the public health topic you selected in Module 1 SLP, please discuss the following:
- What behavioral factors influence the problem? Which of these behaviors are more important and which are more amenable to health promotion/ intervention? Which behaviors would you design a program/intervention for based on these considerations? What environmental aspects seem to also affect the health issue you selected?
- What are the predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors for the health behaviors you identified? Include any environmental influences.
- What policies, resources, and circumstances can facilitate or hinder your proposed program/intervention on the factors you identified?
- If you were doing a project in real life, and this would be a comprehensive plan, how would you gather your needs assessment data? What would be your data sources?
SLP Assignment Expectations
Please make sure that all assignment questions are specifically answered, that your answers are clear, and your paper is well organized. It is important that you analyze the information you find in various resources, cover relevant areas, formulate conclusions, and provide enough depth, while paying attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Properly cite your references and limit your paper to a maximum of 3 pages.
Your assignment will not be graded until you have submitted an Originality Report with a Similarity Index (SI) score <15% (excluding direct quotes, quoted assignment instructions, and references). Papers not meeting this requirement by the end of the session will receive a score of 0 (grade of F). Papers with a lower SI score may be returned for revisions. For example, if one paragraph accounting for only 10% of a paper is cut and pasted, the paper could be returned for revision, despite the low SI score. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work.