Phase 3: Analyze

Step 2: Analyze the Findings and Select Priority Goals

A.    Review the Results. Conduct an initial review of the data in the worksheet and matrices with a subgroup of three to five team members who will develop a presentation for the Action Team.

B.    Draw Conclusions. Determine community strengths (high level of activity), and gaps/opportunities (low level of activity) related to each of the key elements of a dementia friendly community.  Use comments and other data to look for themes and check to see if they support areas team has identified as high priority and low level of activity.

C.    Summarize. Create and present a high-level summary of assessment results for the action team and facilitate an Action Team discussion to reflect upon results and select two or three key areas as priorities for community action. 

D.    Follow Up. Be sure to thank team members who conducted surveys and acknowledge the hard work and progress on a regular basis.  Follow up with updates to interested parties about what the team is accomplishing and successes to date.


The Action Team Presentation

Don’t overwhelm the team by presenting the amount of data found in the Community Engagement Tool. Create and present a high-level summary of the Engagement Tool results that includes:

  • Project goals and process used to collect and compile the data
  • A summary of all questions (Engagement Priority Rating Spreadsheet)
  • Patterns and common themes
  • Community strengths, gaps and opportunities
  • Top priorities that emerged – those with low activity level and high priority
  • Up to five key areas for action