[SOLUTION] Health Needs Assessment
Design and conduct a health needs assessment of a community or group with a specific illness or issue. A 4,000-word Essay -Weighting: 100%Got to be Public Health illness/issue. Community can be anything small or large for instance, a community of people with type 2 diabetes or a community of people suffering from food insecurity. You need to focus on the definition of a health needs assessment and ensure you address all of the elements in itChoose anywhere you want, any Country.Introduce the importance of a health needs assessment and describe the process to set up what you are intending to do. However, it is crucial to critique what you will be doing to address the deeply entrenched health inequalities that impinges on peoples access to health and wellbeing resources. Louisa will be assisting you with critical writing after this assessment guidance.Remember there is nothing more powerful than the voice of the marginalised. Therefore, how do you intend to engage with and meet the needs of members of the community to reduce these health inequalities who are your stakeholders co-production with a full understanding of the needs/voices of the marginalised. This requires critique.Always check that you have fully met the LOS before submission. Its a good idea to have these in front of you when writing the essay/presentation and tick off the LOs that you have metGood tip here is to possibly choose a topic throughout whole of the programme, so if type 2 diabetes or Food insecurity is your passion then build up your specialism for other modules including the dissertation — same topic different focus but a deep understanding of the complexities in and around your specialised topic area.Follow the following Assessment Guidelines (Weighting 100%)Essay 4000 wordsDesign and conduct a health needs assessment of a community or group with a specific illness/issue Introduction conveying the remit of the essay/presentation. Identify the specific population or group and critically interpret the epidemiological and demographic data about the health issue and social determinants of health. Develop a sound argument for the choices that you make in terms of identifying and prioritising the health needs. Provide a rationale for your chosen design of health needs assessment and discuss the conduct of the health need assessment. Endeavour to recognise and address barriers and facilitators. Discuss must be critical and synthesis must be evidenced with reference to key issues such as power, stigma, empowerment, inequalities, culture, economics, deprivation etc. Conclusion should recap your key points and clearly articulate the implication for public health practice. References cite 20 academic sources and apply Harvard referencing correctly and there should be in-text citations after every two to three sentences within each paragraph. Proof read to avoid errors associated with grammar, spelling and syntax.