Analytic Assessment Skills

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A public health student has an obligation to study community health. This is important for the following reasons: need to acquire important knowledge, competencies, and skills to promote and protect the health of communities and populations by understanding and applying community approaches, an appreciation of culture, economics, politics, and psychosocial problems as determinants of health and illness. The core competencies in public health. (ANA 2007)
Analytic assessment skills represent an important domain of public health worker competencies utilized when applying community participatory health promotion strategies. Public health worker should develop analytic assessment skills to pursue health promotion and prevention in partnership with
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This core ability enhances other competencies used by public health worker when engaging in partnerships with communities and populations. Cultural competence helps public health worker understand invisible factors in the community that promote health and prevent disease, such as assets, values, strengths, and special characteristics of the communities. Public health worker can improve their cultural competence through the use of participatory practices with diverse communities. Public health worker can improve their cultural competence through the use of participatory practices with diverse communities. As mentioned previously, the community participation and ethnographic model is rooted in local knowledge, which can be derived from community members of differing race and ethnicity, with divergent attitudes, beliefs, and values.…show more content…
Public health worker can develop sustainable programs and build community capacity for health promotion by taking into account the ecological context of the community from an ethnographic assessment. Public health worker can incorporate findings from their assessment into program development by having lively discussions and distributing information to develop the tailored program in the community. Public health workers strategically utilized these partnerships to design and implement the program. These Community strategies were also utilized successfully to develop effective prevention and intervention programs (including both primary and secondary prevention programs) for Community dimensions of practice skills cardiovascular disease prevention. Focus on communication, collaboration, and linkages between public health workers and the many stakeholders in a community. These skills are central to public health workers participation in Community and enable a focus on the ecological context in developing health promotion programs. (Anderson, Calvillo &Fongwa
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