A Learning Guide to Social Impact Assessment for Community Health
This learning guide was prepared by the Greater Detroit Area Health Council in conjunction with AcademyHealth as part of the Community Health Peer Learning Program.
This learning guide, part of a series developed by the Community Health Peer Learning Program's subject matter expert communities, provides a step-by-step framework to help organizations start planning community-level work and coordinate a process for conducting Social Impact Assessments (SIA) of community health initiatives. The Greater Detroit Area Health Council outlines six steps for conducting an SIA, including challenges to analysis, how appropriate data sources should be identified, how to leverage partner expertise, and more.
Supporting materials to the full learning guide include:
- An executive summary of the guide
- A one-pager focusing on social impact assessment
- The below webinar recording, which features experts from the Greater Detroit Area Health Council providing an overview of the guide and outlining key steps in the process for conducting a social impact assessment