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Determining Community Health Issues

What are the major challenges in determining the most critical population health issues that must be addressed in a community?

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Cultural and linguistically factors limiting the community involvement, as well as inconsistency in the way health data is recorded may be counted as some of the major challenges to determine the health priorities of a population. In the today's changing demographics, prioritizing health needs in the community depend heavily on the diversity of the population. Behavioral risk factors analysis and other metrics used may not provide reliable data if cultural indicators or factors are not accounted in the measurement. A good understanding of the demographics is essential to start the assessment process. Designing a community assessment may not take into consideration that each ...

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In less than 300 words, the solution presents a description of the major challenges to determine health priorities of a population and their possible solutions.