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HLTH 8450 Community Health Assessment: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HLTH 8450 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Abarca, C., Grigg, C. M., Steele, J. A., Osgood, L., & Keating, H. (2009). Building and measuring infrastructure and capacity for community health assessment and health improvement planning in Florida. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 15(1), 54–58.

Bergin, M. (2011). NVivo 8 and consistency in data analysis: Reflecting on the use of a qualitative data analysis program. Nurse Researcher, 18(3), 6–12.

Beyer, K. M. M., Comstock, S., & Seagren, R. (2010). Disease maps as context for community mapping: A methodological approach for linking confidential health information with local geographical knowledge for community health research. Journal of Community Health, 35(6), 635–644.

Bradley, E. H., Curry, L. A., & Devers, K. J. (2007). Qualitative data analysis for health services research: Developing taxonomy, themes, and theory. Health Services Research, 42(4), 1758–1772.

Brown, J., Lewis, L., Ellis, K., Stewart, M., Freeman, T. R., & Kasperski, M. J. (2011). Conflict on interprofessional primary health care teams – Can it be resolved? Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25(1), 4–10.

Bryant, L. (2009). The art of active listening. Practice Nurse, 37(6), 49–52.

Burgess-Allen, J., & Owen-Smith, V. (2010). Using mind mapping techniques for rapid qualitative data analysis in public participation processes. Health Expectations, 13(4), 406–415.

Cardemil, E. V., Adams, S. T., Calista, J. L., Connell, J., Encarnación, J., Esparza, N.,. . .Wang, E. (2007). The Latino mental health project: A local mental health needs assessment. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 34(4), 331–341.

Deady, R. (2011). Reading with methodological perspective bias: A journey into classic grounded theory. The Grounded Theory Review, 10(1), 41–57.

Draper, A. K., Hewitt, G., & Rifkin, S. (2010). Chasing the dragon: Developing indicators for the assessment of community participation in health programmes. Social Science & Medicine, 71(6), 1102–1109.

Emshoff, J. G., Darnell, A. J., Darnell, D. A., Erickson, S. W., Schneider, S., & Hudgins, R. (2007). Systems change as an outcome and a process in the work of community collaboratives for health. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39(3/4), 255–267.

Friedman, D. J., & Parrish, R. G. (2009). Is community health assessment worthwhile? Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 15(1), 3–9.

Hoover, R. S., & Koerber, A. L. (2011). Using NVivo to answer the challenges of qualitative research in professional communication: Benefits and best practices tutorial. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 54(1), 68–82.

Johnson, S. L., Clark, L. C., Goree, K., O’Connor, M., & Zimmer, L. M. (2008). Healthcare providers’ perceptions of the factors contributing to infant obesity in a low-income Mexican American community. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 13(3), 180–190.

Jorgensen, S., Thorlby, R., Weinick, R. M., & Ayanian, J. Z. (2010). Responses of Massachusetts hospitals to a state mandate to collect race, ethnicity and language data from patients: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 10(35), 352–360.

Kasmel, A., & Tanggaard Anderson, P. (2011). Measurement of community empowerment in three community programs in Rapla (Estonia). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(3), 799–817.

Kazda, M. J., Beel, E. R., Villegas, D., Martinez, J. G., Patel, N., & Migala, W. (2009). Methodological complexities and the use of GIS in conducting a community needs assessment of a large U.S. municipality. Journal of Community Health, 34(3), 210–215.

Kreger, M., Brindis, C. D., Manuel, D. M., & Sassoubre, L. (2007). Lessons learned in systems change initiatives: Benchmarks and indicators. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39(3/4), 301–320.

Krieger, N. (2008). Proximal, distal, and the politics of causation: What’s level got to do with it? American Journal of Public Health, 98(2), 221–230.

Littell, J. H. (2008). Evidence-based or biased? The quality of published reviews of evidence-based practices. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(11), 1299–1317.

Nguyen, T.-U. N., Tran, J. H., Kagawa-Singer, M., & Foo, M. (2011). A qualitative assessment of community-based breast health navigation services for Southeast Asian women in Southern California: Recommendations for developing a navigator training curriculum. American Journal of Public Health, 101(1), 87–93.

Parks, C., Turner, M., Perry, M. L., Lyons, R., Chaney, C., Hooper, E.,…Burns, S. M. (2011). Educational needs: What female patients want from their cardiovascular health care providers. MEDSURG Nursing, 20(1) 21–28.

Santilli, A., Carroll-Scott, A., Wong, F., & Ickovics, J. (2011). Urban youths go 3000 miles: Engaging and supporting young residents to conduct neighborhood asset mapping. American Journal of Public Health, 101(12). 2207–2210.

Sarsour, L., Tong, V. S., Jaber, C., Talbi, M., & Julliard, K. (2010). Health assessment of the Arab American community in Southwest Brooklyn. Journal of Community Health, 35(6), 653–659.

Scotch, M., Parmanto, B., & Monaco, V. (2008). Evaluation of SOVAT: An OLAP-GIS decision support system for community health assessment data analysis. BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 8(1), 1–12.

Smith, J., & Firth, J. (2011). Qualitative data analysis: The framework approach. Nurse Researcher, 18(2), 52–62.

Spice, C., & Snyder, K. (2009). Reviewing self-reported impacts of community health assessment in local health jurisdictions. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 15(1), 18–23.

Stoto, M. A., Straus, S. G., Bohn, C., & Irani, P. A. (2009). A web-based tool for assessing and improving the usefulness of community health assessments. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 15(1), 10–17.

Tomasik, T., Windak, A., Domagala, A., Dubas, K., Sumskas, L., & Rosinski, J. (2011). An evaluation of family physicians’ educational needs and experiences in health promotion and disease prevention in Poland and Lithuania: A qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 12(13).

Other Readings

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