PRIME: Organizational Assessment
OverviewHow ready is your organization to address racial and ethnic disparities?
The PRIME Organizational Assessment Tool was designed to identify strengths, challenges, and areas for staff capacity-building. Findings should be used to inform and tailor the development of all components of the PRIME initiative – resources, training, technical assistance, and changes in practice and policy.
The tool focuses on staff members’ perceptions related to the following competency areas:
|How culture affects different aspects of African Americans’ and American Indians’ lives||Degree to which staff incorporate health disparities concepts into work|
|Whether bureau programs are designed to meet the needs of Michigan residents||Capacity to use data and resources in program planning and evaluation to reduce racial health disparities|
|Resources regarding racial health disparities||Degree to which staff engage partners in their work who are from African American and American Indian communities|
Format and Content
For details, please see page 29 of the PRIME Guide for Public Health Professionals (PDF)
For details of our findings, view pages 27-34 from the PRIME Guide for Public Health Professionals.
How did we use our findings?
- We provided results to staff members to facilitate discussions about health equity
- The PRIME team used the findings to develop and adapt future trainings – lack of awareness of American Indian culture was a key result, so we collaborated with American Indian consultants to develop a workshop on this topic