community health 11

For this Discussion, consider your own community or a community you are familiar with. Referencing this week’s readings, identify the different methods of qualitative data collection that can be used in a community health needs assessment. Consider the importance of understanding your selected community’s health issues in order to determine which qualitative data collection methods are most relevant. Select a qualitative data collection method to use for collecting information on these health issues in your selected community.

By Day 3

Post a description of the qualitative method of data collection you selected. Explain why it would be the best for obtaining the information you need. Also, explain the role of trust between a health educator and the community members, and how that relationship might affect the type of qualitative data that can be collected.

Gilmore, G. D. (2012).
Needs and capacity assessment strategies for health education and promotion (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 5, “Interviewing” (pp. 90–103)
  • Chapter 6, “Group Participation Process: Nominal Group” (pp. 108–117)
  • Chapter 7, “Group Participation Process: Focus Group” (pp. 118–126)
  • Case Study 4, “Using Focus Groups to Assess Tobacco Usage in Pregnant and Postpartum Women” (pp. 249–260)
  • Case Study 5, “Monroe on the Go Coalition: The Use of Photovoice to Assess Perceived Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition in Monroe County, Wisconsin” (pp. 261–267)
  • Case Study 7, “Community Health Development in Mid Glamorgan, Wales” (pp. 276–280)

Braunstein, S., & Lavizzo-Mourey, R. (2011). How the health and community development sectors are combining forces to improve health and well-being.
Health Affairs,30(11), 2042–2051.

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

University of Kansas (n.d.). Community Tool Box. Chapter 3-section 15: Qualitative methods to assess community issues. Retrieved: March 5, 2018…

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2014b).
How to plan and conduct a focus group [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 15 minutes.


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