The Assessment Of A Health Needs Assessment

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A health needs assessment is the methodical technique used to assure that the health service is utilizing its assets to better the health of the population in the most logical way. These assessments use epidemiological, subjective, and provisional procedures to report health issues of a specific population; recognize inconsistencies in well-being and admittance to provisions; and establish primacies for the most successful utilization of assets (Wright, Williams, & Wilkinson, 1998).
The health needs assessment is not merely a method used to listen to the patient or depend on individual experience, it is a methodical process used to recognize unfulfilled health and healthcare requirements of a given population and prepare amendments to
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Additionally, over four thousand children age five to fourteen years’ report that they currently have the disease. Asthma seems to be more prevalent among adult men and women, i.e., individuals age eighteen years and older. Over six thousand adult men report having the disease presently and over twelve thousand adult women report the same (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017).
In the state of Texas in 2014 approximately 1,312,517 individuals reported having asthma with many of these individuals being adults; in addition, the state reported two hundred and forty-one deaths related to asthma that same year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014).
Selected Health Department and Health Issue
The selected health department website is the city of Amarillo, Texas’ public health site and the issue to be discussed is Asthma. This particular health department’s procedure of evaluation was a written survey that was administered to over seven hundred candidates in 2013 that included specific questions such as whether they had been told by a physician, nurse, or other health expert that they had asthma; whether or not they still had asthma; whether or not they had smoked approximately five packs of cigarettes in their lifetime; whether they were currently smoking or using another form of tobacco like chewing tobacco; and whether or not they were currently trying to quit or had tried to quit in the past year (Young, Ruggiere, & Short, 2013).
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