A SWOT analysis
SWOT analysis is a tool used in gathering and identifying assets and resources of a community along with strengths and weaknesses of the environment. A SWOT analysis allows for clear and succinct communication of the four main components of the acronym itself: strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat. This tool provides an organized and systematic way of gathering the information collected from a community, in order to determine the areas of change that are possible and explore new and alternative solutions to issues within a community.
For this Assignment, refer to this week’s readings, paying particular attention to the Examples and Tools sections of the resource SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Then conduct a SWOT analysis of a community in an area or neighborhood that is different from the neighborhood you are focusing on for your Final Project. Use the questions in the Tools section of SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats for directions toward conducting the SWOT analysis.
Assignment (2–3 pages)
Write a paper addressing the following:
- Provide a summary of the information you found from your SWOT analysis.
- Explain your reason for choosing this particular community.
- Explain the most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, you found about this community in terms of addressing its health issues.
- Explain the information that you found to be most surprising about the community. Also, explain how you can use this information in your community health needs assessmen