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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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Based on the needs assessment, Baay said they will have some modifications on the methods they will implement to address the needs in the third districts.
However, it may not give enough information due to lack of data available, therefore [our] department goes one-step further and we do [a] 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
Research suggests that, to perform an accurate needs assessment, analysis of the information obtained through observation and interaction with the family/whanau must include both child- and parent-focused assessments of health needs.
In following internationally recognized and empirically supported practices, the Massachusetts Parole Board has moved to adopt a risk and needs assessment instrument for use in institutional and community correctional settings.
ERIC Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication; Learning Activities; Needs Assessment; Public Relations; Training Methods; Training Objectives; Teleconferencing; Task Analysis; Annotated Bibliographies; Pretests Posttests; Questionnaires; Weather; Emergency Programs; Behavioral Objectives; Communication Skills
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.