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needs assessment

An analysis of requirements. It determines what people, functions or systems are currently lacking in order to achieve the goals of an organization. A needs assessment also prioritizes the requirements so that the most glaring deficiency can be fulfilled first.
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This will be an opportunity for the Offeror to ask questions about what data is available to inform the transportation needs assessment.
Needs assessment is a combination of quantitative study [data analysis] and qualitative study [focus groups, talking to experts in the area of their expertise].
Cancer patients can set up a personal |care plan through a new Holistic Needs Assessment app from Macmillan
It is now commonly accepted that the traditional "expert" approach to health needs assessment and care planning for families with infants and young children has limitations.
The tribe has nearly finished a feasibility study and needs assessment for the college.
Risk and needs assessment instruments have been developed as one response to these fundamental correctional issues.
A needs assessment and inquiry to internal and external partners provoked demonstration of effective technological usage; information on the inquiries and a table (Table I) on the needs assessment can be found in this document.
On February 3, 2012, the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) ruled to accept the recommendation to require a formal needs assessment to determine the feasibility of proposed dental hygiene programs.
The force has joined the NHS, local authorities and the Crown Prosecution Service to commission a needs assessment looking at the scale of the problem.
To fulfill this requirement, migrant health programs must periodically a) conduct a community needs assessment and b) have a documented assessment of the needs of its target population.
The Comprehensive Community Feasibility Study and Needs Assessment on Crime Reduction will receive $75,000 in funding.
He said that the study basically wanted to explore availability and coverage of health services in refugees villages and host communities in a bid to carry out needs assessment including its technical, administrative and financial implications.