Local physicians may assess the health needs of each patient. In population health, however, the scope is much broader
for health care providers. They must assess the needs of the entire community. As health care providers and
administrators, it is important to understand the difference between individual and population needs and the impact each
has on health care services, policies, and initiatives (Wright & Wilkinson, 1998).
Throughout the past couple of weeks, you have been examining how social and economic determinants impact
population health. This week, you explore the role of these determinants in assessing a community?s needs. You expand
your Final Project by analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your proposed population health
? Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of population health initiatives to address community
? Analyze the role of social and economic determinants in assessing community needs
? Assess the direct and indirect financial consequences for health initiatives
Note: Most journal articles for this course are available online through the Walden Library databases, unless linked
directly in the classroom. The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course.
Please click on the following link to access the applicable list for this course: