This webpage from the National Association of County and City Health Officials website provides information and strategies on community assessment for COVID-19 vaccination. It also provides links to resources published by organizations with expertise in community health assessment, such as the Rapid Community Assessment Guide from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Community Assessment and Engagement
Community assessment is a systematic process by which a community’s health status and related factors are examined; it is used to identify problems and assets in a community. Through community engagement, stakeholders work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being with the goal of improving health outcomes. These two processes work hand-in-hand to facilitate health improvements. COVID-19 has changed the assessment landscape in many ways–introducing new challenges for engagement, upending pre-pandemic implementation plans, and necessitating new and updated data to understand emerging health impacts and needs.
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