PACE EH Online Training Module 1
Module 1 — Tasks 1–3
In order to begin the PACE EH process there are several key elements necessary to use the methodology. These elements include the agency capacity and external support that is required to complete the process (e.g. staff, experience, support, funds).
During the first three tasks, local public health professionals embarking on the PACE EH journey must also determine the scope of the assessment (neighborhood level, county level or across jurisdictions). From here the assessment coordinator can begin to assemble the community based environmental health assessment (CEHA) team by locating and inviting 12–20 key community members.
Importantly, you can very reasonably complete Task 1 and answer “no.” If you embrace the philosophy espoused by PACE EH but don’t have the ability to pull one together yet, this task can serve the valuable purpose of indicating which elements need to get organized before the agency can proceed (e.g. Board of Health support, or a meeting facilitator, etc.)
Key Points to Consider During Tasks 1–3: