For a Mary Manning Walsh community assessment, data will be needed from reputable sources, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Community Health Status Indicators site, and recent census statistics.
You will have to determine the available resources within the system of your community. These include health and social service, education, safety, religious services and politics. Based on the data collected, you will analyze the community to determine its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve the health of that community.
You will also need to consider how the healthcare policies in the regional and local areas of the community influence healthcare resources, as well as whether resources vary according to different demographics.
You will also need to justify the reasons you have given with research and data.
You should always back up any conclusions or answers you make with research and reliable data. Be sure to also follow the guidelines, rubrics and instructions provided by the instructor in order to meet all the requirements.