Plan Components for the Problem Description
I: Problem/Health Issue
Find Existing Information
Literature searches and other existing data sources can provide a wealth of
quantitative and qualitative data about the problem. Also, it is important to
know specifics about the problem in your local area when developing a problem
Some examples of data sources include
- Epidemiological data (prevalence of obesity and contributing factors).
- Behavioral and theoretical literature.
- Health care systems.
- Community-based organizations.
- Local foundations.
- Formative research reports and other gray literature (from government
agencies, non-profit organizations, universities).
- Policy or legislative databases.
- Community needs assessment.
- Community assets map.
- Private sector lifestyle data (if accessible).