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Community Readiness Assessment
Assessing Community Readiness is the degree to which a community is prepared to take action on an issue. It is an essential piece in creating community change
The Tri-Ethnic Community Readiness Model Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research Sage Hall, Colorado State University www. Tri. Ethnic. Center. Colo. State. edu Barbara A. Plested Ruth W. Edwards Pamela Jumper-Thurman
Community Readiness o. Assessing community readiness for change o. Increasing community capacity o. Creating a climate that makes change possible
Dimensions of Readiness A. B. C. D. E. F. Community Efforts Community Knowledge of the Efforts Leadership Community Climate Community Knowledge about the Issue Resources Related to the Issue
Stages of Readiness 9. High Level of Community Ownership 8. Confirmation/Expansion 7. Stabilization 6. Initiation 5. Preparation 4. Preplanning 3. Vague Awareness 2. Denial 1. No Awareness
• Define “Community” • Conduct Key Respondent Interviews • Score to determine readiness level • Develop readiness strategies • COMMUNITY CHANGE!
Assessing Readiness o Identify Key Respondents o Conduct Interviews o Score Interviews o Interpret, Report and Share Results
Who is interviewed? Minimum of 6 individuals, 26 questions, 30 -60 minute interviews Schools/ Universities Social Services Spiritual/ Religious City/County Government Health/Medical Professionals Mental Health Services Law Enforcement/ Probation Youth Community At Large
Cultural Competence and Assessment o Involving representatives across sectors o Collecting Information in Appropriate Ways o Looking in your own backyard
Conduct Key Respondent Interviews o Things to consider: o Who will conduct them o Where/how will they be conducted o How will answers be captured
Scoring o Identify two scorers o Each works independently to score dimensions o Then meet to reach consensus on scores o Calculate overall stage of readiness o Highlight impressions, unique outcomes and qualifying statements
Matching Strategies to Readiness o Using this model to meet the community where they are at o Finding a place to start o Whose readiness do we need to raise?
Goals and Strategies for Each Stage o 1. No Awareness o Goal: Begin to raise awareness of the issue o 2. Denial/Resistance o Goal: Raise awareness that the problem or issue exists in this community. o 3. Vague Awareness o Goal: Raise awareness that the community can do something
Goals and Strategies for Each Stage o 4. Preplanning o Goal: Raise awareness with concrete ideas o 5. Preparation o Goal: Gather existing information with which to plan more specific strategies o 6. Initiation o Goal: Provide community specific information
Goals and Strategies for Each Stage o 7. Stabilization o Goal: Stabilize efforts and programs o 8. Confirmation o Goal: Enhance and expand services o 9. High Level of Community Ownership o Goal: Maintain momentum and continue growth
Additional Resources www. iowaspfsig. org ØSPF Resources ØAssessment Deliverables
Discussion What does readiness mean to you? How could this tool benefit your project? What resources would you need to carry out a community readiness assessment? What will your next step be?
This project is funded by Iowa Department of Public Health, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.