Test Your Knowledge Quiz
Program Assessment and Capacity Building
- Dr. Martin manages a statewide initiative to increase the number of intramural sports leagues and walking and running groups within communities of high obesity prevalence. To understand his program’s potential to decrease disparities in access to physical activity, Dr. Martin conducts a SWOT analysis. Dr. Martin realizes that because program materials are not available in Spanish, and the implementing program teams do not include enough bilingual staff, the program activities are not well attended by Hispanic youth. This gap in internal capacity is what?
- An effective Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) should be conducted:
- The Healthy Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool is intended as an internal process only and is meant to be conducted in isolation from stakeholders.
- The SWOT analysis tool is a great resource for assessing programmatic capacity. However, it does not assess capacity to achieve health equity. An additional tool such as a HEIA should also be used.