Community-based health needs assessment in Léogâne and Gressier, Haiti: six years post-earthquake

  • Wood E
  • Chapman K
  • Beau de Rochars V
  • et al.
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This article summarizes initial findings from a community-based health needs assessment designed to identify resources and gaps within the community and to prioritize community-identified health needs in Gressier and Léogâne, Haiti. From January to February of 2016, the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions (the College) conducted a community-based health needs assessment in collaboration with local community members, medical care providers, and NGOs. Data were collected using mixed-methods and community-participatory research in the form of 18 key informant interviews and 12 focus groups, consisting of between 4 and 11 individuals each, for a total of approximately 60 participants across all focus groups combined. Analysis yielded three key domains including concerns, barriers, and solutions to health and health care. The findings of this study create an overview of community-identified needs, which will be used to drive the College’s agenda for future student work in the Gressier/Léogâne area of Haiti. Results also underscore the need to further investigate and understand the major health sub-domains.




Wood, E. A., Chapman, K. S., Beau de Rochars, V. M., & Mckune, S. L. (2017). Community-based health needs assessment in Léogâne and Gressier, Haiti: six years post-earthquake. Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2(1).

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