Phase 3 Analyze

Phase 3: Analyze your community needs and determine the issues stakeholders are motivated to act on; then set community goals. In this phase, you will review all the data available from interviews and assessments, determine community strengths and gaps/opportunities related to each of the key elements of a dementia friendly community, and identify priority goals that the community might consider undertaking.

Key Steps in Analyze Phase

Compile and Interpret the Data. Use the findings gathered from interviews and provide via a report that identifies patterns in strengths, gaps and opportunities for action.

  • Orient to the Process. Review all of the Phase 3 tools to gain a complete understanding of the process and activity steps.
  • Use the Community Engagement Tool Instructions. The instructions outline how to transfer responses from interviews and focus groups into the Full Engagement Worksheet and Key Element Question Matrices.
  • Complete the Engagement Priority Rating Spreadsheet. This shows how items rate for activity level and action priority.

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Analyze the Findings and Select Priority Goals. Based on the data, select priority goals that the community might consider undertaking. Share the results at a community event and gather ideas about how a few shared community change goals can form a plan of action to help the community work to become dementia friendly.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Summarize. Create and present a high-level summary of assessment results for the action team. Don’t overwhelm the team by presenting all the data. Facilitate an Action Team discussion to reflect upon results and select two or three key areas as priorities for community action.
  • 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.

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