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1. Identify an area of focus in community health within your own community. (Miami-Dade County)
2. Using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns framework, assess the health risks in your community.
3. In your community assessment paper, include the following:
Identify resources in your community that would enable you to complete a community assessment and submit a summary of your findings (1–2 paragraphs).
Using “Examples of Community Strengths and Concerns” and assess the strengths and concerns of your community (2–3 paragraphs).
Identify potential barriers to implementing community health plans in your community and brainstorm ways of addressing these barriers (2–3 paragraphs).