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Task 1



Module 1 — Task 1: Determine Community Capacity to Undertake the Assessment 

Although PACE EH is designed as an assessment process, it is also a skill- and community-building process. Before committing to the assessment, users should assess the capacity of the community, including the public health agency, to undertake the PACE EH process. This initial appraisal is a way to identify and evaluate:

  • Resources and capacities needed for the assessment.
  • Resources and capacities available for the assessment.
  • The quality of the agency’s relationship with the community.
  • The existence of effective working relationships with other agencies and organizations that have essential resources and data for a community-based environmental health assessment.

Video Clip

Listen as Jonathan Schwartz provides an overview of the task and discusses the #1 ingredient of a successful PACE EH process

From start to finish, project duration can range from one to several years, depending on the level of community collaborative capacity and process dynamics. Team members should expect to commit to one or two meetings per month, with periods of increased or decreased intensity and the occasional out-of-meeting work assignment.

Financial resources will be required for printing, copying and postage for community outreach materials, as well as meeting space and refreshments. Staff will be needed for project coordination, attending community meetings (in addition to preparation and follow-up activities), data collection and analysis, and community outreach.

 

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Determine ability to carry out the assessment

 


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Conference: November 3-5, 2014