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 Windshield Survey

Windshield Survey: Submit this assignment by end of day (11:59 pm EST) Sunday of Week 2.

Record the data you collect into the following tables. The tables will expand as you type.

Community Vitality: Describe the following people that you see in the community.

$11.  Briefly describe the selected community in terms of area, location, boundaries, etc:


$12.  Describe community members including demographic info: age, sex, race and ethnicity (i.e. what sorts of people do you see: young, old, male, female, single families, multiple families, generational families, etc?) 


$13.  Does the population in the surrounding community seem to be homogeneous or diverse (as evidenced by – for example – hair styles, clothing, signs in languages other than English, restaurants, festivals, etc.)?


$14.  Describe healthy lifestyle behaviors observed (i.e. exercise, relaxation, healthy eating, wearing helmets when biking, seat belt usage, etc.). Note the age, ethnicity, and race of persons observed participating in healthy lifestyle behaviors.


$15.  Describe any health and/or safety risk behaviors observed (i.e. what are the lifestyle risk behaviors of people). Do you see drinking, smoking, fighting, etc.? Do you see overweight/underweight people? Are there indications of safety concerns including: signs of violence, gang, graffiti, drug, and/or criminal activities, bars on windows, etc.? Note the age, ethnicity, race of persons observed.


$16.  Describe any indicators of people living in poverty:


Social and Economic Conditions: Describe the following conditions that you see in the community.

$11.  Describe the housing (i.e. what type of houses –single family, multifamily) do you see?  What is the condition of these homes?


$12.  Describe indicators of growth or decline (i.e. is this a “thriving” community? or does it feel “run down?”) and what evidence supports this? Is there new or ongoing construction? Are buildings, roadways, and public areas clean and well-kept, or do you see dirt, trash and debris or graffiti? What are the places for employment in this community?  What industries exist in the area?


$13.  Is there public housing? What is its condition?


$14.  Are there any indicators of the kind of work available? Are there job opportunities within the community? Factories?  Small Business? Military Installations? Are there unemployed people visible? Are there homeless persons?


$15.  Do you observe any women, children, or adolescents? Are children out of school during the daytime?


$16.  Do you observe any interest in political activities or campaign signs? Do you see any evidence of health education on signs or billboards? Do these methods seem appropriate for the people you observed?


 ealth Resources: Describe the following services that you see in the community

$11.  Describe Health, Mental and Social services available (i.e. types of health, mental and social services). If none in are the area, how far must individuals travel to access these services?


$12.  Describe Fire and Police services (i.e. Do you see any fire and police services/equipment/officers?).  Where are the closest fire and/or police stations?


$13.  Describe Educational Resources in the community (i.e. Where is the nearest public library? What about Schools, Universities, and Community Colleges, etc).


$14.  Describe Public Transportation services and Private Transportation Modes (i.e. How do people travel: on foot, bicycle, car, bus, taxi, other?). What access is available to disabled persons? What is the condition of streets and sidewalks? How does transportation status in this community help/hinder access to employment/healthcare education services?


$15.  Describe Religious services offered (i.e. what signs of religions do you see including churches, mosques, temples?). Are there services offered by these churches (i.e., mother’s time out, etc.).


$16.  Describe stores and shops available in the community (i.e. what grocery, gas, department stores, etc are nearby?).


Environmental Conditions: Describe the following conditions that you see in the community.

$11.  Do you see evidence of anything that might make you suspicious of ground, water, or air pollutants?


$12.  What is the sanitary condition of housing? Is housing overcrowded, dirty, or in need of repair?


$13.  What are the conditions of roads? Are potholes present? Are drainage systems in place? Are there adequate traffic signs and lights? Is this a heavily trafficked area? Are there features that might make the roads hazardous?


$14.  Describe Park and Recreational Facilities and services. What parks, sports centers, and green areas do you see in this community? Who is using these facilities and services? What are they doing? Note the age, ethnicity, race of persons observed.


$15.  Do you see restaurants? Are people eating in public areas? Are there trash receptacles? Are public restrooms available?


Social Functioning: Describe the following social conditions that you see in the community.

$11.    Do you observe families in the neighborhoods? Can you observe their structuring? Who is caring for children? What kind of supervision do they have?


$12.    What evidence of neighborliness do you observe? Community cohesiveness?


$13.    Can you observe anything that would make you suspicious of social problems such as gang activity, juvenile delinquency, drug or alcohol abuse, or adolescent pregnancy?


Attitudes towards Health or Health Care: Describe the following elements that you see in the community.

$11.  Do you observe any evidence of folk medicine? Are there any alternative medicine practitioners? Curanderos? Herbalists? Palm readers? Acupuncturists? Chiropractors? Psychic Readers?


$12.  Do health services and resources appear to be over-utilized or under-utilized?


$13.  Is there evidence of preventive or wellness care?


$14.  Do you notice efforts to improve the neighborhood’s health? Health fairs? Health-related events?



Reflect on the ways the information you obtained relates to the county where you live and the National Health Objective you have selected to study. Be sure to refer to your data and include in-text citations with references (see the reference textbox at the bottom of this document).

Write a two paragraph summary of the key risks and concerns that you can support based upon the data you observed. You may want to look up some additional data that specifically pertains to the National Health Objective that you have selected if additional information is still needed.

The issue of adolescent health especially on their health problem and injuries is some additional data pertaining Natuional Health Objective.  Many physical health challenges or problems occur during the adolescent development. Injuries, hospitalization, illness, surgery and medical treatment can all intensify the issue concerns about physical appearance conflict with the urge health issues on adolescent generation is a point that cannot  to assumed and go without being addressed appropriately. On top of that, changing relationships with friends and parents can also emerge as a resusult of the same problems and challenges.  For instance, many adolescent tenagers are found of getting extremely rude and unruly at this age since their psychological and physical developments pause a challenges, which confuse them and make them venulable to all sorts of indiscipline. Furthermore, adolescent challenges may complicate a teenager’s ability to cope with illnness and respond to treatment. Disability or chronic disability tends to appear in approximately 10% of individuals under 17years of age. On the other hand, some of these teenagers have to tolerate with additional mental and physical disabilities as a result of their primary illness. However all of them have to deal with the psychological repercussions of their conditions. The large part of the adolescent medication involves the treatment and medical requirements of the teenage diseases/illness, injury or condition an imperative component of adolescent medicine also foresees and assesses growth complications associated with the health care needs of a particular medical challenge. Doctors and health care providers assist the teenagers and their families. In additions they can offer them the diagnosis available in their local as provided by the health care services within their communities or residential places.     





In addition, write two priority community health nursing diagnoses. Use the correct format for your diagnoses: Health Risk/problem of (specific injury, illness, or potential of, complications of, etc) among (specific population) related to (supporting evidence). 

For example: Consider risks of asthma complications among children in a southeast Ohio County related to poor air quality, overcrowded living conditions, inability to access health care, high number of animals living in homes, lack of knowledge regarding treatment options, and lack of access to medications.

Priority Community Health Nursing Diagnoses #1

The priority community is Sacramento County where the adolescent and teenagers have suffered loses with malaria due to the poor sanitation and sewage systems. The Sewage systems drainage is left on open streams where dirty water pass and go to a ditch where the water become stagnant creating a conducive homage or rearing habitat for mosquitoes. The severe conditions of some of the adolescent children have been heighted by the fact that getting to the closest health center will need one to walk for about forty kilometers away from the residential premises. Lack of basic knowledge on how to keep their environs clean has cost so many lives of young teenager. As if not enough, the medication available in their dispensaries is not quality medication since it is quinine which has more side effects than the treatment. The best diagnosis for this disease in theis area malaria tap a new medicine product wi th quick and effective diagnosis to Sacramento residents.     

Priority Community Health Nursing Diagnoses #2

San Diego community is where the children of ages between 2-10 are dieing evey day due to the outbreak of typhod. The children hygine in those slamage communities have contributed much in the spread of the disease since children are allowed to play near stagnant drainage water. On the other hand water is a problem some times hence the children economize cleaning hands after visiting the toilets. The proper diagnosis for this problem is for the county representative to provide its residence with clean water and proper drainage system. Furthermore, the medicine for treating the disease should be subsidized for the community members to allowed a cheeper and affordable health care pprogram.


References in APA format.



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