Assessment & Prioritization
Identifying Your Priority Populations
Assessment is an essential core public health function that is conducted to determine the extent or significance of health needs of a community. A community health assessment involves these Essential Public Health Services:• Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
• Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in a community.
• Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
Prioritization is an important process for determining what should be done to address identified health needs of the community. Prioritization may be conducted to:
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