The Community Needs Assessment Workbook by Rodney A. WambeamThe Community Needs Assessment Workbook by Rodney A. Wambeam

The Community Needs Assessment Workbook

byRodney A. Wambeam

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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In planning community and social services, perceptions of need come from many sources - from the local news to political interest groups - but the first step in conducting efficient and effective community interventions is to look beyond perceptions and identify the actual needs based onavailable evidence. Creating a comprehensive needs assessment is essential for securing funding and designing programs in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. This workbook helps community groups, social service organizations, and government agencies collect, analyze, prioritize, andpresent local data in a way that will ensure that a community's needs are understood and met.Employing a learn-by-doing approach, the book walks readers through the actual steps of creating a comprehensive needs assessment. The workbook offers thorough background information and provides step-by-step activities to address the entire process beginning with the planning stage, followed bydata collection and analysis, and concluding with preparing your report and implementing findings. Whether in a classroom setting or in the workplace, this is the book that practitioners will use throughout their entire careers.
Rodney A. Wambeam (PhD, University of Nebraska) is a senior research scientist at the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center and adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wyoming. He has served as health and human services advisor to the governor of Nebraska, on numerous councils and coalitions, and as t...
Title:The Community Needs Assessment WorkbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:243 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615508

ISBN - 13:9780190615505

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Editorial Reviews

"Compared with other texts, this workbook is practical, easy to understand, and would help someone conduct a realistic needs assessment to produce very useful information." --Jami Fraze, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention