APA WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: Conducting a Need Assessment ( no page limit just address everything in the outline below) Topic is Lead and Lead poisoning in the United States ( preferably Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia area) Introduction and Alignment This dropbox written assignment is another step in your health program planning. You will conduct a simple “need assessment” of your local community in the context of the health topic that you have chosen to address. For this workshop, you will rely on secondary data sources for your community need assessment. Resources McKenzie, J.F., Neiger, B.L., & Thackeray, R. (2017). Planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs: A primer (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. There is also a 6th edition free online that could be used instead Example of a need assessment report https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/MediaLibraries/URMCMedia/environmental-health-sciences-center/COEC/documents/Cayuga_Final_Report.pdf Instructions In this assignment, create a need assessment outline that describes the health topic that your project addresses and the target population it serves. The purpose of the need assessment is to help reviewers understand the community (i.e., the population) that your proposed project will serve. The need assessment document should describe the need for the project in the targeted locale and provide baseline data on the health topic prevalence and demographic characteristics of the targeted population (e.g. racial/ethnic composition, socioeconomic status, etc.). The need assessment should describe the availability of current preventive health services for your health topic in the targeted group. In addition, discuss any relevant barriers in the area that your project hopes to overcome. Your need assessment must relate to the health topic that you chose for your planned health programs. A suggested outline for this need assessment is Health Status Introduce the health topic. How does the health topic affect the locally targeted population? Community Description Describe the setting, which might include national, state, local, or campus information depending on the program scope. Need Assessment Qualitative assessment Quantitative assessment Community Link What is currently being offered to the affected population? Will the proposed program be complementary, competing, or new to the area? Your assignment should be in APA format, double-spaced, with Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. APA formatting for pagination, margins, in-text citations, and the list of references: APA Style Guide.