Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment

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Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide *
Functional Health Pattern (FHP) Template Directions:
This FHP template is to be used for organizing community assessment data in preparation for completion of your collaborative learning community (CLC) assignment. Address every bulleted statement in each section with data or rationale for deferral. You may also add additional bullet points if applicable to your community.

Value/Belief Pattern
Predominant ethnic and cultural groups along with beliefs related to health. * Caucasian 69.9% * Hispanic 17% * Black 5.8%
Predominant spiritual beliefs in the community that may influence health. * Christian
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How is this evident? * Colorado Springs is very health driven community. There are hundreds of hiking trails and free places to get outside in the community. * They also have a large population of Military members with three Military installations and Air/Space Missile Defense system on the mountain. Almost everywhere you go to shop offers a military discount. * High value on Christian values based on the number of churches. * Colorado Springs is considered to be the most Politically Conservative city in Colorado.
On what do the community members spend their money? Are funds adequate? * Homes, Rent is very high in Colorado Springs. * Cars * Food * Medical Costs * Median wage earners may find it difficult to make ends meet, especially in a 1 income family.

Health Perception/Management
Predominant health problems: Compare at least one health problem to a credible statistic (CDC, county, or state). * Respiratory Disorders (Colorado Dept of Health) * Heart Disease * CVA * Cancer
Immunization rates (age appropriate). * Deferred (Unable to find county specific totals.) * Statewide compliance is the lowest in the nation.
Appropriate death rates and causes, if applicable. * Deaths per 100,000 highest to lowest causes * Cancer, Heart Disease, Unintentional Injury, Lower Respiratory Disease, CVA, Suicide, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Liver Disease, and Influenza/Pneumonia (El Paso County Health

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