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March 15, 2023

Part 1: Creating a Comprehensive Community Assessment Plan

Assessment, as one component of the Strategic Prevention Framework, is critical to effective Coalition work. It involves the collection of data to accurately determine local conditions and prioritize the prevention needs that can be successfully addressed with the resources available within a community. More specifically, assessment consists of three main elements: identifying and
understanding the problem, determining the resources necessary to address the issue along with the availability of those resources; assessing the readiness of the community to tackle the identified need(s). This training will provide a foundational overview of assessment and provide participants with the tools necessary to develop meaningful and targeted community assessment plans.

Learning Objectives

Participants will leave the training with the following: 

1. Be able to define what constitutes a full community assessment.
2. Understand how community assessment fits into prevention programming.
3. Learn where to find data for your community.
4. Be able to create a bulleted outline of a community assessment for your community.

March 29, 2023

Part 2:  Data Collection & Community Assessment:  Focus Groups & Key Informant Interviews

Participants will plan and conduct a focus group or key informant interview in small groups, begin to fill in gaps in their current assessment plan, define at least one data point that will be used to further build Coalition capacity and/or planning.

Learning Objectives

Participants will leave the training with the following: 

1. Be able to identify and close gaps in data for community assessment
2. Understand the process of planning and facilitating Focus Groups & Key Informant Interviews
3. Use the results to complete the community assessment
4. Use the comprehensive data collection to drive capacity building and planning


Catalyst Research, LLC

Dan Webb, Ph.D. - Catalyst Research, LLC

Dan has over nineteen years of experience writing and evaluating local, state, and national grants. In addition, he has over ten years of experience in business/organizational intelligence and analytics. His experience includes evaluation and research in education (elementary through post-secondary), youth substance use prevention, health and medicine, and housing and urban development. Dan holds a PhD in Sociology from the University at Buffalo.


Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd,
Hamburg, New York 14075

Register below and you will receive the details of this training via email.

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