Community health assessment and executive summary



Executive leaders at Vila Health have asked you to provide them with your assessment of the health conditions in Jordan Minnesota, Knowing that a windshield survey is needed to validate any underlying assumptions about the needs of the community and inform evidence-based decision making and strategic planning, you have decided to conduct a first-hand exploration of the community, followed up by an environmental analysis. An environmental analysis examines the factors that can influence the performance of a health care organization, which is important in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Instructions Complete this assignment in two steps: complete an Environmental Analysis and Windshield Survey of Jordan Minnesota. Use the Community Health Assessment Template, linked in the Resources, to document your results. Write an executive summary (2-3 pages) of your community health assessment, based on your windshield survey and environmental analysis. The community health assessment requirements outlined below, correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. The Guiding Questions: Vila Health: Environmental Analysis and Windshield Survey document linked in the Resources provides additional considerations that may be helpful in completing your assignment. In addition, be sure to note the requirements below for document format and length and for citing supporting evidence. Assess, via a windshield survey, the general condition and needs of a community from a public health perspective. Analyze the environmental factors affecting population health in a community. Identify the social determinants of health in a community. Summarize windshield survey and environmental analysis findings for executive leaders. Write clearly and concisely in a logically coherent and appropriate form and style. Support findings and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence.