Essay on Community Health and Population Focused Nursing

7251 Words Aug 24th, 2015 30 Pages
Western Governor’s University
Community and Population Focused Nursing
“Adult Obesity in Tarrant County, Texas”

Tarrant County, Texas Tarrant County, founded in 1849, was named after Edward H. Tarrant, who drove the Native Americans from this area in hopes of preparing land for new settlers. Today, Tarrant County has a total area of 897 square miles: 863 square miles of land, 34 square miles of water. Its neighboring counties are Denton County (north), Dallas County (east), Johnson County (south), and Parker County (west). There are 30 cities within Tarrant County, and four towns. Fort Worth is the county seat. ("Tarrant County history”) According to the 2014 census, Tarrant County’s population is 1,945,360 with a population
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Top three employers:
AMR Corp. (American Airlines and Envoy Air)
Texas Health Resources
Lockheed Martin
Financial
Annual Unemployment Rate in 2014- 5%.
Total county income - $52,247,302,144
Per capita income - $28,265

Political
Tarrant County has consistently supported Republican Party presidential candidates in recent decades. (Tarrant County profile)

Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Protestant-30.1%
Catholic-11.1%
Mainline Protestant-7.8%
Other-4.2% (Tarrant county, Texas )

Transportation
Interstates 20, 30, 35W, 820
U.S. Highways 81, 287, 377
State Highways 10, 26, 114, 121, 183, 199, and 360
Bus service- “The T”
The Trinity Railway Express- a commuter train, that takes passengers through many cities of Tarrant County, and Dallas County. This serves close to 2.1 million passengers annually, and is a quick and economical option to get across town.
Crime
Violent crime, (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 48, compared to the US average of 41.1.
Property crime, burglary, larceny, vehicle theft on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 52, compared to the US average of 43.5. (Crime in Tarrant)

Health Care Facilities- Tarrant County has over 40 healthcare facilities, specializing in acute care, rehabilitation, and mental health