Assignment # 4: Use data requirements from a government Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
regarding accountable health and apply it to a health-related social needs assessment for a particular
community. The FOA for the CMS Accountable Health Communities demonstration projects included the followinglist of health-related social needs: The core health-related social needs in the AHC model are definedas follows: housing instability and quality (e.g., homelessness, poor housing quality, inability to pay
mortgage/rent); food insecurity; utility needs (e.g., difficulty paying utility bills); interpersonal violence(e.g., intimate partner violence, elder abuse, child maltreatment); and transportation needs beyondmedical transportation. The supplemental health-related social needs in the AHC model can includebut are not limited to: family and social supports (e.g., prenatal support services, child care, social
isolation, respite services, caregiver support); education (e.g., English as a Second Language (ESL), General Educational Development (GED), or other education programs impacting social determinantsof health); employment and income; and health behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, alcohol and substanceuse, or physical activity). Pick a community of interest (for the sake of ease, use a county or a city in city health dashboard). Then create a table that shows data indicating the degree to which each of the five core health-relatedsocial needs are a problem in the chosen county or city. In addition, see if you can find data (in countyhealth rankings, in BRFSS, or in other sources) identifying any of the other supplemental healthrelated social needs are important to your county or if there are others that might be considered. Note: you may need to do a little research to find sources beyond county health rankings or city healthdashboard to find data on these needs, but they are all publicly available. Provide any explanatory text
to accompany your table so the document becomes self-explanatory.
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