Community Assessment: An Introduction to Community Assessment and Data Collection (self-paced online course)

4 modules

Course Length
45 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

19 Feb 2020



Note: This is a self-paced online course.

Training Overview
This course provides an introduction to community assessment, data collection and sharing data findings. 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 four modules: the content module, reflection questions, tools and resources, and an evaluation. After finishing all four 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.


By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of community assessments
  • Discuss the important of community-level data
  • Identify key components of the data collection process
  • Select an appropriate data collection method
  • Identify ways to share data with community assessment planning team members and the community


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Community Assessment Intro Certificate

Introduction to Community Assessment and Data Collection (Content Module)
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Reflection Questions
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Tools and Resources
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Course Evaluation
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