Community Health Needs Assessment

3586 Words Mar 6th, 2013 15 Pages
I. Introduction

Background

Barangay Culiat is part of the VI district of Quezon city, and one of Quezon City’s many barangays. It was created in March 26, 1962. With a population of 83,003, it is also one of the most populous of barangays too. The barangay encompasses all the land and airspace between Congressional Avenue, Luzon Avenue, the boundary line between UP Diliman, and the Pasong Tamo River near Visayas Avenue.

Rationale

The reason behind making a Community Health Needs Assessment is that every community has health assets as well as health issues, and it is important to take them into account, evaluate on how to solve these issues using these assets, and then prioritizing on what needs to be done. The assessment may be
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The third method used is secondary analysis of existing data. Based on the data given directly from the Barangay Health Center, we can analyze existing data from valid sources while under reduced time and financial constraints.

Key Informants

The two key informants were Ma’am Luchie Delia Ybanez and Ma’am Marivic Oracion, both workers of the barangay health center. Ma’am Luchie is the nurse in the barangay health center while Ma’am Marivic is the midwife. Both are of Visayan descent, yet they were kind enough to allow me to interview them in English.

Both of these Barangay Health Workers serve 50-200 citizens of Barangay Culiat every weekday from 8-5. They, along with 10 other health workers in their health center collaborate with each other to ensure that each of the barangay’s citizens health needs are met.
II. Community Profile

Description of the Community

Barangay Culiat is a part of Quezon City’s District VI. The boundaries are as follows: to the north until Congressional Avenue; to the east until Luzon Avenue; to the west until boundary line of UP Diliman; and south along Pasong Tamo River near Visayas Avenue. The barangay has a total land area of 261.486 hectares.

The barangay is highly urbanized, due to the high population density, lack of agriculture, and presence of infrastructures. There are 31 subdivisions in the area and there are 16 areas that are classified as…