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Module 2 Objectives

Module 2 — Objectives

Averages about six to twelve months to complete.

Task 4

  • Establish goals and objectives for the assessment
  • Describe the vision that will guide the process
  • Describe the scope of issues to be addressed by the assessment
  • Define key terms

Task 5

  • Evaluate and select data-gathering method(s)
  • Collect data on community concerns
  • Collect data on community knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions
  • Create a manageable list of issues

Task 6

  • Understand the framework
  • Identify the connections among health status, affected populations, exposure factors, environmental agents/conditions, contributing factors and behaviors, and public health protection factors for selected environmental health issues 
  • Task 5 yielded a preliminary list of environmental health issues of importance to the community. 
  • Task 6 centers on understanding: 1) the relationship between these issues and health, environmental conditions, and quality of life; 2) the connections among issues; and 3) the public health protection factors currently in place within the community that affect the status of these issues. The approach for achieving this understanding is to systematically analyze the components of the issues by use of the following framework: click here.


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