Conducting a needs assessment is more than an HRSA requirement: it’s an opportunity to understand and respond to the needs of your patients, staff, and community. A needs assessment guides big-picture decisions on which services you provide in addition to when, where, and how you provide them.
This course provides an overview of the importance of conducting your health center needs assessment. Lessons cover leveraging your needs assessment to informs your Scope of Project, financing and funding decisions, and strategic partnerships; HRSA requirements related to needs assessments; tools, methodologies, and data sources; how to leverage your needs assessment for strategic planning and decision-making; and DEI Considerations.
This course follows the outline and content of NACHC’s Quick Guide: Conducting Your Health Center Needs Assessment.
Running time: 30 minutes