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Community Assessments for Public Health Preparedness

Community assessments are important tools to improve public health emergency preparedness, surveillance, response, and recovery capabilities.  Communities are diverse and constantly changing.  Health departments can use community assessments to assess needs and assets; to measure attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors; and to improve and target services.  Information collected in multiple ways informs the strategies for developing mass vaccination campaigns and enhancing preparedness.


Download the "Community Assessments" section of the SPIVA Toolkit


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The San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center represents a partnership between the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness.  This program is funded by the National Association of County and City Health Officials in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.