Assessing Community Readiness

The Community Readiness Model was developed at the Tri-Ethnic Center to assess how ready a community is to address an issue. The basic premise is that matching an intervention to a community’s level of readiness is absolutely essential for success. Efforts that are too ambitious are likely to fail because community members will not be ready or able to respond.

To maximize chances for success, the Community Readiness Model offers tools to measure readiness and to develop stage-appropriate strategies that include:

  • Addressing community readiness for change;
  • Increasing community capacity; and
  • Creating a climate that makes change possible.

Follow this link to download a free copy of Community Readiness For Community Change: A Handbook for Social Change.