School of Public Health

Needs Assessment and Evaluation

Needs Assessment And Eval12Needs assessments and evaluations are key parts of public health methods. Needs assessments aim to understand the health needs and achievements of a community. Evaluation is used to understand how well interventions or program work across the entire span of the project.


Aiken, J.A., & Griner, S.B. (2021). Health associations for male survivors of unwanted and non-consensual sex. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Griner, S.B., Vamos, C.A., Phillips, A.C., Puccio, J.A., Thompson, E.L., & Daley, E.M. (2021). Assessing college students’ interest in university-based oral health information and services. Journal of American College Health, 12, 1-5.

Thompson, E.L., Garg, A., Collier Esser, K., Caddy, D., Matthes, S., Rohr, D., & Spence, E.E. (2021). Development and validation of a child physical and sexual abuse prevention scale. American Journal of Health Behavior, 45(5), 947-955.

Thompson, E.L., Fulda, K.G., Grace, J., Galvin, A.M., & Spence, E.E. (2021). The implementation of an interpersonal violence screening program in primary care settings: Lessons learned. Health Promotion Practice, [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1177/1524839921989273

Thompson, E.L., Zhou, Z., Garg, A., Rohr, D., Ajoku, B., & Spence, E.E. (2021). Evaluation of a school-based child physical and sexual abuse prevention program. Health Education and Behavior, [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1177/1090198120988252.

Vamos, C.A., Puccio, J., Griner, S.B., Logan, R., Piepenbrink, R., Richardson, M., Lovett, S., Mahony, H., & Daley, E. (2022). Health literacy needs and preferences for a technology-based intervention to improve college students’ sexual and reproductive health. Journal of American College Health.