Community Assessment: Conducting Surveys (self-paced online course)

2 modules

Course Length
45 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

19 Feb 2021



Note: This is a self-paced online course.

Training Overview

This course provides an introduction to planning for and conducting community surveys. It introduces concepts and applies knowledge and skills that are essential for planning for and conducting a survey and analyzing and disseminating survey data specifically for the purpose of community assessment.  It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce. There are no prerequisites.

The course contains two modules: the content module and an evaluation. After finishing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

The entire training is expected to take 45 minutes to complete. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Course Developers
This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. The content was developed by Kirsten Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES®, Principal and Owner of Proximate Learning

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


  • Identify when a survey is an ideal method for community assessment.
  • Discuss at least 3 types of question and response options for use on a questionnaire survey.
  • Discuss delivery methods available for questionnaire dissemination.
  • Identify sources for survey question development.
  • Explain how you analyze the data collected from a questionnaire.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Community Assessment Conducting Surveys

Community Assessment: Conducting Surveys
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