Using a Multi-Phase Community Assessment to "Chart the Course" of Communities in Southern Ohio
Extension must be responsive to the communities it serves in order to remain relevant. A multi-phased community assessment process was designed to acquire a holistic understanding of communities and perceptions of residents regarding broad issues within 16 counties in southern Ohio. This process has helped us better understand these communities and has served as a conduit to increase community awareness of Extension, build stronger and more efficient Extension teams, foster new and enhance existing partnerships, and stimulate positive change.
Fisher, J. C., Tribe, D. L., & Apsley, D. K. (2006). Using a Multi-Phase Community Assessment to "Chart the Course" of Communities in Southern Ohio. The Journal of Extension, 44(6), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss6/18