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

4 modules

Course Length
40 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

28 Feb 2020



Note: This is a self-paced online course.

Training Overview
This course introduces the components of windshield and walking surveys, explains the data collection and analysis process, and discusses how observational data can be used to inform subsequent phases of the 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.

This course contains four modules: an interactive video, reflection questions, resources and an evaluation. The entire training is expected to take 40 minutes to complete.
After finishing all modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

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:

  • Recognize when windshield and walking surveys are an ideal method for community assessment
  • List the components of systematic windshield and walking surveys
  • Infer themes from survey findings
  • Identify methods to share findings with the community assessment planning committee


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Community Assessment Windshield and Walking Certificate

Community Assessment: Conducting Windshield and Walking Surveys (Content Module)
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Reflection Questions
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Course Evaluation
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