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Task 4



Module 2 — Task 4: Define the Goals, Objectives, and Scope of the Assessment

The assessment team should clearly delineate the goals, objectives, and scope of the process. Involvement of the community (as represented on the assessment team) in this task will help strengthen support for the assessment and ensure ownership of the process.

At the completion of this task, the assessment team should have:

  • Delineated the goals and expected outcomes of the assessment
  • Described the vision that will guide the process
  • Described the scope of issues to be addressed by the assessment
  • Agreed-on definitions for terms likely to be used during the course of the assessment  
  • Establish goals and objectives for the assessment

Definition of the Goals and Objectives of the Assessment

Listen as Susan Sutherland (Delaware County , OH) discusses developing goals and objectives.

 

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» Assemble Available Information Pertaining to the Relationships between Health and Environmental Factors
» Describe the Vision That Will Guide the Process
» Describe the Scope of Issues to Be Addressed by the Assessment
» Scope of the Assessment
» Define Key Terms
Assemble Available Information Pertaining to the Relationships between Health and Environmental Factors

 

 
Describe the Vision That Will Guide the Process

 

 
Describe the Scope of Issues to Be Addressed by the Assessment

 

 
Scope of the Assessment

 

 
Define Key Terms

 

 

? Note: Problems such as homicide, intentional injury, and depression or suicide are examples of health outcomes that may be strongly influenced by one’s social environment. In these cases, living in a high-crime neighborhood represents a major risk factor and may be considered as significant a part of one’s environment as the more traditional considerations of clean water and air.  

Questions to Consider:  
Why is it important to develop a vision and goals for the assessment process?  What role should  the PACE EH coordinator play in developing the goals?  Why is it important that the team agree upon a shared definition of environmental health?

 


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