Community Assessment Results And Analysis

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Community Assessment Results and Analysis

Bennington County is made up of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, Readsboro, and Shaftsbury. In July 2015, Bennington County had 36,317 people with the majority being female at 51.5%. The majority of this county is over the age of 65 at 21.7%, with the second highest percent of population being over the age of 18 at 19.3%, and people under the age of 5 make up 4.7% of the population. Unable to find data that directly shows the percentage of adolescents in the community yielded the choice to select this population as a target audience. In Bennington it seems as though the adolescent youth is often forgotten about due to the increased number of elderly with chronic disease that demand focus
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The goal of Healthy Vermonters 2020 is for intended pregnancies to be at 65% to allow for health interventions that help lower risk such as counseling and programs for smoking cessation. There are many contributing factors to lowering the rate of unintended pregnancies, but for Vermont one of the major contributors is the Women’s Health Initiative. “The Women’s Health Initiative helps women receive substantial preventative care services in OB-GYN and women’s health clinic settings” (VDOH 2017). They refer women to appropriate providers who can help with screenings, family planning, counseling, and timely access to long acting reversible contraception (LARC). Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies such as collaboration and teamwork and patient centered care embody the goals of the Women’s Health Initiative. Implementing LARC for teens is the most effective form of contraception because no further effort is required by the teen once the LARC is in place. Often teenagers forget to take the pill each and every day and do not get their Depo shot on time which in turn leads to unintended pregnancies. Bennington County’s teen pregnancy birth rate is 27% compared to 19% for the state of Vermont (County Health Rankings 2014). The children of
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