Community health needs assessments often result in
identification of a substantial number of service gaps and health care problems.
Financial and other resource limitations demand that we set priorities among
assessed community health needs in order to focus resources on where they will
do the most good and be most effective. This program, led by public health
professor Leslie Beitsch, described established methods and tools for setting
priorities for community health improvement.
In this webinar, the presenter discusses what, who, why,
and when to prioritize. He also offers information concerning different
priority-setting methods inclucing 'dotmocracy', nominal group planning,
strategy map, simplex method, hanlon method, criteria weighting and
prioritization matrix. As a result of this webinar participants are able to use
information from community health needs assessments to determine priorities,
engage community members and organizational leaders in setting priorities, and
select criteria and tools for priority setting.
Presenter: Leslie M. Beitsch, Associate Dean for Health
Affairs, Florida State University, College of Medicine
This is a recording of the webinar held on April 3,
Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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