Health Needs Assessment


Conducting a needs assessment is a systematic process to acquire an accurate, thorough picture of the strengths and weakneStudentsses of a state's public health system that can be used in response to the preventive and primary care service needs of youth and young adults.

The Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant requires states to conduct a statewide Needs Assessment every 5 years but are encouraged to gather continual feedback throughout the grant period. The primary goal of the needs assessment and other data-collecting documents is to improve youth and young adult health outcomes and to strengthen our State, local, and community partnerships for addressing the health needs of our adolescent population.