Community Risk: Drug Abuse

Community Risk Reduction in EMS
Course Textbook: Guttmacher, S., Kelly, P. J., & Ruiz-Janecko, Y. (2010). Community-based health interventions. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Community Risk: Drug Abuse
Design a program evaluation for a risk that has been identified within your community. The evaluation should include all four stages of evaluation design:

• Step 1: Set a Timeline Develop a Gantt chart. A Gantt chart details in visual form the start and end dates for the activities that will need to be accomplished during the program. Table 9.2 on page 117 of your student textbook illustrates an example of a Gantt chart. Your program should include a Gantt chart showing the start and end dates of the first year’s activities.
• Step 2: Establish Which Objectives and Outcomes to Evaluate Identify program objectives and anticipated outcomes (what you want the program to accomplish).
• Step 3: Determine the Appropriate Type of Evaluation Identify methods of evaluation that will be used to benchmark the success of the program.
• Step 4: Select Reliable Indicators Describe the indicators that will be used to measure each objective.

In your textbook, pages 130-135 provide the information needed to design the evaluation. Follow the four steps as a guide for developing a program evaluation for your community risk.

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This course contains a series of projects for you to complete, and each project is an imperative part of preparing a risk reduction program.
The Community. Before you can fully understand and identify a risk, you will need to understand your community. People-related data will provide the information needed to not only identify where people live, but how people live. It will help to understand the social, cultural, and economic conditions of your area. A reliable source of demographic information is the U.S. Census Bureau. This data is collected every 10 years to determine the number of people who live in a community. In addition, a second type of census that is tasked by the Bureau is the American Community Survey. The goal is to survey each U.S. resident every seven years to create demographic profiles of communities. This data is important to risk reduction practitioners because of the information about where and how people live. Data resulting from the American Community Survey can be accessed through the American FactFinder database: (27962 Zip code to be used (Community: Plymouth, NC USA


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