University of Arizona Extension (UACE) undertook a statewide needs assessment process in Fall 2022, led by the Community Research, Evaluation, and Development (CRED) team. The purpose of the needs assessment was to understand community needs and assets across the state as a basis for examining and prioritizing Extension activities to maximize our impact now and into the future.
Thank you to UACE faculty and staff across counties, units, and program areas for contributing to this important process, and to our stakeholders for participating in the survey.
The CRED team have been analyzing the needs assessment survey data and creating different products to serve internal and external informational needs.
Products, available on this Statewide Needs Assessment webpage, include:
- Interactive dashboard looks at the results by different filters including sociodemographics, knowledge of and experience with Extension, and how much respondents said they knew about content areas. Get access to the dashboard here.
- Statewide report, including statewide results and in-depth demographics comparing survey respondents with the general population of Arizona
- County one-pagers summarizing the number of respondents and the priority needs identified in each county. These are available in both English and Spanish.
- Full county reports, including additional results for all items within each topical area and survey respondent demographics. These will be paired with county-based secondary data profiles with a comprehensive selection of indicators describing the population, economics, health, education, agriculture, and natural environment in each county.
Stakeholder conversations are currently on pause and will depend on the direction of the upcoming strategic planning efforts.