A data collection effort during which the status of a program, institution, faculty and/or services is assessed and the need for an intervention (e.g., training courses) is established and documented.
the process by which PCTs and SHAs use information to judge the health of their population and determine what services are necessary to meet that need
Process of examining educational programs and curriculum to locate specific student needs that are going unmet with the intention of establishing the focus for additional programming.
A systematic process to determine the service needs of a defined population; a definition of the extent of need, available services, and service gaps by population and geographic area.
Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data about the problems of elders which could be solved by provision of supportive services and which is used in planning, policy formulation, program planning, service development and advocacy activities.
Problem identification process that looks at the difference between "what is" and "what should be" for a particular situation.
An investigation and summary of the current wastewater needs and future requirements for wastewater disposal.
A decision-aiding tool for planning and resource allocation. Involves the gathering and analyzing of information on the organization, its environment, its capacity needs and problems, and possible solutions.
A systematic process for gathering information about current conditions within a group that underlie the need for an intervention.
An analysis that studies the needs of a specific group (employees, clients, managers), presents the results in a written statement detailing those needs (such as training needs, needs for health services, etc.), and identifies the actions required to fulfill these needs, for the purpose of program development and implementation.
A process for scanning the environment, examining opportunities and threats to the organization. In the private sector, Needs Assessment includes Market Research analyses.
An analysis of data collected at a school, usually in preparation for school planning, that identifies areas that need particular attention. Information might be collected from student testing; teacher, parent or student surveys; focus groups, or other means.
Used in program planning to plan for decisions about program implementation. It is a process by which information is collected from the target population or community in an effort to match the needs and wants of the target audience, the program organization, and the community.
A process of determining the needs of a defined population. In this case, children, families, or child care providers.
a detailed report that analyzes a records-related problem and determines the best solution to that problem
a method of identifying unmet health, well-being and social care needs of a population in a systematic way
a systematic exploration
a systematic look at how departments function and the spatial data needed to do their work
a systematic look at how departments function and what spatial they need to complete work
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a vehicle used to determine the needs and current level of satisfaction of school staff and families regarding the school's family-involvement opportunities
a way of asking members of the community what their most important collective needs are
The process of identifying the needs of a particular group for the purpose of planning an effective programme. A needs assessment includes seeking input from all relevant groups such as professionals and members of the community as well as gathering information from relevant documents.
A document describing needs in an organization.
The systematic process of analyzing gaps between what learners know and can do, and what they should know and be able to do.
A needs assessment is a process in which all of a person's care and support needs for everyday living are identified and prioritised with a needs assessor. Care and support needs include home help, personal care and respite care. At the time of the 2001 Household Disability Survey, needs assessments could be carried out by needs assessors from agencies funded by the Ministry of Health (for example, community-based needs assessment and service co-ordination agencies, Special Education Services (SES) and Child, Youth and Family). [Note that the 2001 Household Disability Survey field manual, used by interviewers, stated that Health Funding Authority (HFA) providers carried out needs assessments. However, by the time the survey was conducted, these HFA functions had been taken over by the Ministry of Health.] Note that needs assessments provided by the ACC were excluded from questions in the 2001 Household Disability Survey. Based on the needs assessment, a subsequent process - service co-ordination - identifies the most appropriate services and support options for a person, subject to the availability of services and funding.
An organized and planned process for identifying learning needs; a process that identifies the gaps between a learner's current level and some desired level of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or performance.
The part of the proposal used to convince the funding source of the critical need for your project. Also known as the "problem statement". A good problem statement must relate to the purposes and goals of the funding source, and be supported by statistical evidence and expert statements.
An approach to collect information on the attitudes, behaviours, opinions and lives of a subgroup of a population. Identifying the needs of this subgroup to enhancing service delivery and program planning. This approach includes various data collection methods such as surveys and focus groups.
The process of collecting and analyzing information from many sources in order to determine the needs of a particular population or community.
Self-evaluation in the school improvement process is conducted by each school and/or district for the purposes of identifying needs and deciding on priorities.(See also Profile and Self-assessment guide)
Assessing information needs in order to ensure that appropriate information is provided (see also 'Information need').
Helping communities and organizations identify needs and deficiencies.
The process of gathering data and information which will shape and inform challenge course design, training agenda and outcomes or a full programmatic implementation. Performing a needs assessment will help you to achieve your goals effectively and efficiently.
The way by which program planners determine the continuing education needs of their target audience. Needs assessmentsÂ may be conducted in multiple ways concurrently. Examples include, but are not limited to, conducting a literature search, arranging a focus group of select professionals, establishing a log of employee skill sets vs. caseload needs, and/or distributing a formal survey to the target audience.
A systematic study that incorporates data and opinions from varied sources in order to create, install and evaluate educational and informational products and services. The effort commences as a result of a "hand-off" from performance analysis. Also known as training needs assessment, needs analysis, front end analysis, task and subject matter analysis....
Analysis conducted by the designer in initial stages of design to determine client's landscaping needs and interests.
an evaluation of the functions you want your computer and networking technology to have or the needs you hope this technology will meet.
A "needs assessment" is a process for determining the desired functions for computer and networking technology and/or determining the needs this technology will meet.
A process by which an individual or system (e.g., an organization or community) examines existing resources to determine what new resources are needed or how to reallocate resources to achieve a desired goal. Use of patient placement criteria can reveal gaps in the continuum of care and can aid in needs assessment at the community and State levels.
An evaluation that measures an individual's ability to complete activities of daily living (dressing, toileting, bathing, eating, respiration, getting around in the house) and instrumental activities of daily living (housekeeping, shopping, taking medication, meal preparation, managing finances, and getting around out of the house). The needs assessment determines an individualâ€(tm)s level of need for the In Home Supportive Services Program.
A tool used by DSPD to prioritize the needs of individuals on the waiting list.
A tool that draws out information about people's varied needs, raises participants' awareness of related issues, and provides a framework for prioritizing needs. This sort of tool is an integral part of gender analysis to develop an understanding of the particular needs of both men and women and to do comparative analysis.
Process used to gather information that identifies the problems, challenges, opportunities, and issues within a targeted population
A needs assessment is the systematic gathering of information to initiate program and policy development. This process helps to identify populations in need, resources available, and existing programs or policies.