Community Health Assessment Needs Assessment A community health assessment is a fundamental instrument of public health practice. Its objective is to depict the health of the community, by presenting information on health standing, community health needs, resources, and epidemiologic and other studies of present local health problems. It seeks to recognize target populations that may be at augmented risk of poor health results and to increase a better understanding of their needs, as well as evaluates the larger community surroundings and how it relate to the health of people. It also identifies those areas where better information is desired, particularly information on health differences amid different subpopulations, quality of health care, and the incidence and severity of disabilities in the population. The Community Health Assessment is the foundation for all local public health development, giving the local health component the instance to recognize and network with key community leaders, businesses and concerned residents about health priorities and concerns. This information shapes the foundation of improving the health status of the community by way of a strategic plan (The Municipal Public Health Services Plan Community Health Assessment Guidance and Format, n.d.).
Berks County, Pennsylvania Community Health Needs Assessment. (January, 2013). Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved from http://www.uwberks.org/wwwpub/assets/base/ pdf/Commu
During the evaluation of the objectives in the (LHI) and the analysis of the perceived health of the community, three key factors were identified as potential health problems including children exposure to a second hand smoke, obesity among adults, and limited access to dental care. The identification of the LHI perceived as problems was based on personal observation and perception from community members.
Another strategy would involve utilizing data from existing public sources to assess the health and safety needs of the people of Utah County. The main elements of the collected data would involve the identification of the key health indicators and the corresponding risk factors. I would also collect information related to the impact of the social, economic and the environment on the health status of Utah inhabitants. The key sources of data for the assessment of needs of Utah populations would include US census bureau, healthy people 2020, environment public health tracking program, department of mental health and substance abuse and Utah hospital discharge database. Other sources of information for the need assessment would include the indicator based information system indicator for the public health department and Utah’s healthcare access survey (Niederdeppe, Bu, Borah, Kindig & Robert, 2008). I
Genogram: San Diego, California Population Economic Status Located in southern California just above Mexico Population 1.11 million 45% white 28% Hispanic Median income – approx. 60k 6 % un-employment rate 13% below poverty line Increasing food stamp needs Third largest homeless population Cultural Assessment Roughly equal amount of men and women. 44% subscribes to a religion High rate of college educated citizens Large amount of military and college students Many outdoor activities Neighborhood/ Community Safety Good fire and police dept. coverage Potential for earthquakes due to proximity to fault lines Decreasing crime rates Moderate to good air quality Lower than acceptable standard drinking water quality Disaster Assessment and Planning Emergency response plans and teams ready for a variety of events Readily available disaster preparedness info Many hospitals Adequate fire and police stations Community Diagnosis San Diego is a nice place to live because of the great weather year round, an abundance of job opportunities, access to healthcare, and
Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory The Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory tool was used to assess physical and psychosocial safety hazards in the county. Environmental safety hazards found in Brazoria County include drinking water violations, severe housing problems, and driving alone to work (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 2015). Though a breakdown of the actual chemicals for drinking water violations could not be located, the violations occurred at a rate of 5% (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 2015). Severe housing problems included units lacking complete kitchen facilities, units lacking complete plumbing facilities, households that are severely overcrowded, or household that is severely
Mortality and Leading Causes of Death for Volusia County. Cancer has been the leading cause of death for Volusia County since 2006, with heart disease at a close second. The county’s age-related death rate from cancer is 182.3 per 100,000 people as compared to the state’s total of 160.4, and the national average of 179.1 (Fl Dept of Health). Volusia also has a greater rate of adolescent cigarette smokers, the state average being 6.1%, and Volusia County being 8.3%. Volusia County’s adult smoker population also is greater than the state average, 23.3 vs. 17.2. Volusia residents suffer from heart disease greater than most other Florida counties. In 2012 there were 112.7 deaths per 100,000 people as apposed to the state total of 103.5 and the national total of 179.1. Another concern is with the growing obesity population in which comes with it increased risk for hypertension, heart disease, and many other diseases. Both the county and state totals are approximately 82% higher than the national rate. A group of Volusia County residents, called Healthy Volusia, has made the problem with obesity a top priority (Dept of Health).
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to provide insight on health disparities seen within DeKalb County. The residents of DeKalb County are diverse in race, ethnicity, and income. Since the county is so diverse there are many health disparities seen amongst its residents. Health disparities occur within a county when one group of a population has noticeably better or worse health than another group within the same population. These groups of people can differ by income, education, sex, race, location, and even sexual orientation. This Paper will discuss the health disparities that exist within DeKalb County, and explain why these disparities exist from a historical, political and social aspect. Furthermore, this paper will give background information on health outcomes from national, state, and local epidemiological perspective in order to support the claims that disparities actually exist within this county.
Paul D. Parker HAT 1: Task 1 Merced County Health Status A community’s health can be established through a myriad of differing factors. Three specific factors that will help to determine the health of the county in which I live are community safety, disaster preparedness, as well as an analysis of the population. The community under review, Merced, is located in central California and made up of seventeen cities and communities whose individual populations do not exceed more than 75,000 and covers an area of approximately 1,972 square miles (United States Census Bureau, 2010) with a total population of approximately 255,793 people in 2010 (Merced County California, 2012).
North Lawndale Health Status Report CHSC 431 Community Health Assessment Olivia Desormeaux March 4, 2015 Table of Contents I. Introduction 3 II. Description of Measures 4 Social Determinants of Health 4 Public Health Indicators 5 Error in Measurements 5 III. Rationale for Reference Points 5 IV. Indicators 6 Social Determinants of Health 6 Demographic. 6 Economic stability. 9 Public Health Indicators 12 Vital statistics. 12 V. Summary of Findings 15 VI. References 17 I. Introduction North Lawndale is one of the 77 community areas in Chicago, located in the western area of the city between South Lawndale, Garfield Park, the Near West Side and Cicero (Steans Family Foundation, 2014).
Washington County’s health status is in good shape, but has room to improve. It has many strengths and weaknesses. When looking at the length of life comparisons Washington county ranked 63 out of 243. Overall our health outcomes are ranked at 53. When looking at the percentages compared to Texas and the United States, Washington County is high in some health problems and equal in other areas. Some health problems Washington County has includes adult obesity, lack of physical activity, alcohol impaired driving deaths, teen births, excessive drinking, and a very high rate of sexually transmitted diseases.
While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact health problems facing my town, reckless driving and accidents can certainly top the list. About a year ago, a woman in my town struck two Cliffside Park Special Police Officers. While one of the officers was released from the hospital after being treated the other officer, Stephen Petruzzello, sadly passed away due to the accident. “Police have cited the driver of an SUV that struck two Cliffside Park Special Police Officers with failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to wear a seat belt, careless driving and reckless driving, authorities said.” (Myles Ma 2014) The woman stated that the two men were not wearing their reflector vests at the time, which is a huge health and safety concern.
Community assessment and analysis Presentation Red group Interview with Community health Nurse Essex County New Jersey Demographic of Essex County Essex
Analytical Summary of Community Health Assessment Introduction Community health assessment is a process of systematic identifying and examining health indicators in a defined population. The purpose of this community health assessment is to gather and analyze information about health status, factors that can have an influence on community members’ health, and needs of the population within the target community. The collected data allow comparing the health status and needs of the residents in the Newmarket Health Centre (NHC) and residents in surrounding neighbourhood with the local health care services and resources available for them, which will help to identify health inequities among community members (Goodman, 2014).The main goal of this community health assessment is the strategic development of solutions to the identified health needs in a community.
Community Diagnosis A Community Health Epidemiology Study with Community Diagnosis HGT Community Health Practicum/HAT1 Erika J. Schnell, R.N. 11/05/2012 Western Governor’s University Community Diagnosis Abstract The following is an assessment of an Eastern Washington Community known as Chelan/Douglas Counties which will lead to a community diagnosis. This community diagnosis is based on publicly