Rhode Island Regional Prevention Task Force Coalitions: A Guide to the Community Needs Assessment

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) & Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC), April 26, 2017

Regional Prevention Task Force (RPTF) Coalitions, funded by the RI Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) under the Rhode Island Substance Abuse Prevention Act (RISAPA), are required to conduct an assessment of population needs related to RI’s risk factors and behaviors for priority problems. This needs assessment guide provides tools and resources for communities as they undertake this process. The guide itself is divided into two (2) sections: quantitative data sources for the priority problem; and, qualitative data sources for the same.

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