Assessing the Fit between Health Needs and Services: A Case Study of Gaps and Mismatches and How to Fix Them
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Health agencies struggle in designing useful health needs assessments and in knowing what to do once the report is complete. One aspect of health needs assessment is identifying gaps where public accountability does not exist and mismatches between what is needed and offered. This article explores the assessment of gaps and mismatches and how to fix them through a case study related to chronic disease prevention and control. In addition, it identifies the keys to success for this type of health needs assessment. 2001 Taylor and Francis Group, Ltd.
American Journal of Health Education
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