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Community Health Assessments and Social Change

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Explain how community health assessments can influence and promote social change.

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The first thing that comes to mind is teen pregnancy, with regard to social change and health assessment. In the late 80's there was a peak in teenage pregnancy rates and there are a range of reasons. Featured in the Centers for Disease Control database on the topic highlights the issue saying, "In 1990, teenage pregnancy rates in 10 states could not be calculated because 10 states did not collect data on the age of women obtaining abortions. However, those states accounted for approximately 39 percent of all U.S. abortions in 1990." The governmental source goes on to mention that births alone cannot be used as a reason for monitoring all ...

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Analysis of community health assessments can influence and promote social change and is discussed here in 411 words.