Courses Details

HBEHED624 Needs Assessment Methods for Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mehdipanah, Roshanak
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will cover a mixed-methods approach to conducting needs assessments; including collection of primary data (e.g. surveys, focus groups, and interviews) and secondary data (e.g. agency, state statistics, and census). Furthermore, a global perspective will be used to study various international efforts using health equity needs assessments.
  • Course Goals: At the completion of the course students will be able to: Design a public health needs assessment plan to assess and diagnose a community's capacity and needs; Identify, apply and assess appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods for public health needs assessment; Apply public health knowledge to the design and dissemination of needs assessment findings for use in effective public health planning surveillance and program development; and Present findings to a range of stakeholders.
  • Competencies: This course meets several of the HBHE Competencies. The following is broken down into two sections: 1) competencies that address the social determinants of health and health equity; and 2) competencies that address research and communications skills. All competencies are listed with their original numbers corresponding to the UM HBHE Competencies handouts found on (http://sph.umich.edu/hbhe/pdf/hbhecompetencies.pdf)1 - SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH & HEALTH EQUITY1 (c) Describe the role of structural and ecologic factors that influence health status and health behavior change.1 (f) Describe the political environmental economic cultural and psychological influences on health status health behavior and health behavior change within and across settings and countries with varying levels of economic resources.9 (a) Explain the key frameworks for understanding health inequities and disparities across fundamental causes including race/ethnicity socioeconomic position and gender.9 (b) Describe the social and environmental contributors to health inequities for different health problems and conditions.9 (c) Measure health-related inequities through qualitative and quantitative approaches.2 - RESEARCH & COMMUNICATION SKILLS 4 (a) Apply qualitative research methods (e.g. focus groups key informant interviews) to understand health status and design and evaluate public health programs including appropriate data collection and analysis techniques.4 (b) Apply quantitative research methods (e.g. behavioral surveys and biometrics) to understand health status and design and evaluate public health programs including appropriate data collection and analysis techniques.4 (g) Be able to make an effective scientific presentation and describe the key elements of writing a scientific manuscript.5 (a) Identify explain and apply the appropriate intervention strategy (e.g. policy advocacy mass media community organizing social marketing one on one counseling) to specific health problems and conditions.5 (b) Identify explain and apply the appropriate level of intervention (e.g. individual family community policy).5 (c) Apply evidence-based approaches to the development and evaluation of public health programs.6 (b) Use the concepts and skills involved in culturally appropriate community engagement and empowerment with diverse communities.6 (c) Apply the principles of community engagement to improve health in diverse populations.6 (d) Design implement and evaluate culturally appropriate interventions for diverse individuals and communities.This course meets several of the HBHE Competencies. The following is broken down into two sections: 1) competencies that address the social determinants of health and health equity; and 2) competencies that address research and communications skills. All competencies are listed with their original numbers corresponding to the UM HBHE Competencies handouts found on (http://sph.umich.edu/hbhe/pdf/hbhecompetencies.pdf)1 - SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH & HEALTH EQUITY1 (c) Describe the role of structural and ecologic factors that influence health status health behavior and health behavior change.1 (f) Describe the political environmental economic cultural and psychological influences on health status health behavior and health behavior change within and across settings and countries with varying levels of economic resources.9 (a) Explain the key frameworks for understanding health inequities and disparities across fundamental causes including race/ethnicity socioeconomic position and gender.9 (b) Describe the social and environmental contributors to health inequities for different health problems and conditions.9 (c) Measure health-related inequities through qualitative and quantitative approaches.2 - RESEARCH & COMMUNICATION SKILLS 4 (a) Apply qualitative research methods (e.g. focus groups key informant interviews) to understand health status and design and evaluate public health programs including appropriate data collection and analysis techniques.4 (b) Apply quantitative research methods (e.g. behavioral surveys and biometrics) to understand health status and design and evaluate public health programs including appropriate data collection and analysis techniques.4 (g) Be able to make an effective scientific presentation and describe the key elements of writing a scientific manuscript.5 (a) Identify explain and apply the appropriate intervention strategy (e.g. policy advocacy mass media community organizing social marketing one on one counseling) to specific health problems and conditions.5 (b) Identify explain and apply the appropriate level of intervention (e.g. individual family community policy).5 (c) Apply evidence-based approaches to the development and evaluation of public health programs.6 (b) Use the concepts and skills involved in culturally appropriate community engagement and empowerment with diverse communities.6 (c) Apply the principles of community engagement to improve health in diverse populations.6 (d) Design implement and evaluate culturally appropriate interventions for diverse individuals and communities.