Community Health Essay

4549 Words Dec 5th, 2015 19 Pages
Community Health C229

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CKA
Task 1
Sharon Wiggins
Western Governors University

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Community Health C229

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Date
Spent

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6/19/15
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6/19/15
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6/29-7/2

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7/11/15
1200-1700

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8/30/15
1100-1600

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9/4/15
1100-1200

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9/9-10/15
0800-1700
0800-1200

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Fieldwork Study

Activity

Location and Contact

Time

Windshield Survey

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Cultural Survey

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Scavenger Hunt

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Childhood Obesity
attended conference,
interviewed other attendees
and exhibitors

8757 Rio San Diego Dr,
San Diego, CA
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Student Name (print)
Sharon Wiggins

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Signature

Sharon Wiggins

State License #
MN R202954-2

Community Health C229
A. Assessment
When I started this assignment I looked at many different resources from Dakota County
community website, news paper articles, as well as walking and driving around the county.
Dakota County has several industrial companies which is good for the economy. There are
approximately 589 miles, 210 acres of water and the Mississippi River intertwines throughout
the county. There are 21 cities, 12 townships and the population is approximately 409,000
residents. (Dakota County, (n.d.). There are more females (51%) than males (49%) and the
average age is 39 years old. Dakota County is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicity.
28 % are hispanic, colored, and asian. The average income is 75,000 annually. A small
percentage of people in the community recieve some type of supplemental income or other types
of assistance from the government. (Dakota County (n.d.).
Nearly 1 in 4 children (ages 1-18) in the United States is overweight or obese, putting them at
risk for serious health problems. 21 % of adolescents in Dakota County are obese and the goal
according to Healthy People 2020 should be 16 % (Childhood Obesity Facts…