Welcome to the e-learning lesson on Conducting a Community Assessment. In order to be effective in serving a community, it is important to assess and understand that community. This lesson is intended to help organizations answer some key questions about conducting a community assessment. For example: What community issues should we focus upon? Who should be involved? What questions should we ask? How do we collect the data? What do we do with the data? And, how do we share our findings and decisions with community members? Also, you will learn each of the six steps involved in conducting a community assessment: define the scope, go solo or collaborate, collect data, determine key findings, set priorities and create an action plan, and share your findings.

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