Needs Assessment. (6 pages, plus references and any relevant attachments). Topic is the opioid. crisis in America ? focus on NYC for my research question
All data utilized for this project will be secondary, publicly available data. ( secondary data and plug in as your methodology/ data collection/results. Cdc website is excellent for data and statistics
Please reference Chapter 3 in your textbook regarding needs assessments, their purposes, and design elements.
You will complete a needs assessment, and include the following in your needs assessment paper.
1. Introduction and statement of need. 1 page in length. Why is this an important problem to explore?
2. Summary of literature related to this problem. 1 page, all references must be cited in text and included on the reference page, all in APA format. Are there relevant policies or advocacy groups related to this policy, what types of research have been done on this problem and what have those studies found, have other areas done needs assessment on this problem, and what did they find? Policies around controlling prescriptions and strategies for naloxone use
3. Research question and purpose of the needs assessment. 1 paragraph. My cornerstone article is the one Naloxene protection, social support( main article for needs assessment)… My research question or statement hypothesis is something around the( gap regarding) are we not protecting a population in need of due to this individuals using illicit drugs in isolation? Please feel free to re word it better . 4. Methodology using research terminology. Type of research, sampling, data collection and analysis, reporting, limitations. 1/2 page plus attachments of data collection tools or other relevant information.
5. Results. 1-2 pages. What did you find. Data tables or graphs required followed by a narrative explaining the tables. Appropriate statistical tests, as described in your methodology section are required to be discussed. 6. Discussion/Conclusion. 1 page. Interpret the results and discuss the answer to the research question(s). What are your recommendations based on your findings? Be sure to review the Assignment Grading Rubric before submitting your assignment. ( rubric will be included)
Mthoughts on how it should flow ( i met with the professor)
In the introduction please talk about the opioid crisis ( pandemic in america) use data and statistics from the cdc website it has a ton of information about the opioid crisis there.( she stressed she wants data and statistic in the report).
Literature review: I provided several articles about naloxone and how it is effective when used, the cdc also supports its use for overdose administration. Please use these articles in the literature review and if you feel you want to add more you can but dont have to. Establish that naloxone is a standard strategy for addressing the crisis currently. It is also on the cdc website. This is also were we have to tak about established policies in place. I have an article that evaluated state legislation of PDMP and naloxone in there to reference here if you like.
Moving onto the research question /hypothesis , we established that naloxone is often used and often saves lives avoiding overdose.
In am wondering if there is a gap in the population that this serves and I did find an article about this. The article attached Naloxone Protection, social support network characteristics and overdose experiences among a cohort of people who use illicit opioids in NYC.
So the research question? Statement you can for can be based on looking at that gap.
Because this is a mock needs assessment it was explained to me from the professor that we are to come up with a research question and find the secondary data out there that supports it and plug it into our methodology, results and discussion, so i think you basically review that article forward from there and make suggestions for a further research into this area as there is clearly a gap in covering these people. Also I included the textbook needs assessment is chapter 3. Reach out to me anytime. please be careful about APA 7th she is so picky with heading and everything.
I included a rhode island needs assessment on opioid crisis just for reference its much larger than this but something to look at if you want.
rubric is below
website for cdc below
Products – Vital Statistics Rapid Release – Provisional Drug Overdose Data (cdc.gov)
Please put as much attachments from the main article ( the chart and any data ) and data from cdc graphs etc she stressed she wants attachemtns in this paper. She says it needs to be 6 pages. Im putting in for 8 pages, just to account for the attachments ( graphs or charts such as death rates from opiod overdose and charts from the main article)please. Thank you so much