Needs assessment

Needs assessment: A systematic procedure for determining the nature and extent of health needs in a population, the causes and contributing factors to those needs and the human, organizational and community resources which are available to respond to these. Reference: Modified definition (Last, 2001; Wright, 2001) Needs assessment is an early step in planning a… Read More


Network: A grouping of individuals, organizations and agencies organized on a nonhierarchical basis around common issues or concerns, which are pursued proactively and systematically, based on commitment and trust. Reference: new definition WHO actively initiates and maintains several health promotion networks around key settings and issues. These include, for example, the intersectoral healthy cities network,… Read More