Public health professionals typically go into the profession in order to help others and affect social change. Community health assessments frequently reveal societal problems that underlie chronic disease or other public health problems.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources. Reflect on the relationship between public health, community health assessments, and social change. In addition, review the media titled Social Change Through Community Health Efforts. Based upon the information in the media, consider the ways in which community health assessments might have played a role in transforming the lives and communities of the individuals portrayed.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post 4 pages of an explanation of how community health assessments can influence social change. Then, explain how the community health assessment you developed in your Scholar-Practitioner Project might promote social change. Use the Resources and current literature to support your response