Community and Self-Assessment

Community and self-assessment systems highlight the two starting points for the program planning process. Community assessment focuses on external factors for new and existing programs, ensuring they are providing the right services to the right population. For more on community assessment, visit Program Planning and Service System Design. Self-assessment, with its focus on internal factors like ongoing monitoring data, supports the continuous quality improvement process.

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Last Reviewed: January 2017

Last Updated: January 11, 2017