“It is the mission of the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force to provide a comprehensive and multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences and to provide effective drug awareness education through the coordination and resource sharing of its participating agencies.”
A major influence on health in a community is the availability of services and opportunities within the neighborhood. Public health can be further influenced by the social environments. Accessibility to health care along with education and employment opportunities are fundamental factors to be considered (Riegelman & Kirkwood, 2015). These elements create both advantages and disadvantages for those living within the neighborhood. If we want to improve public health outcomes, we must consider and evaluate these along with many other contributing factors.
During the evaluation of the objectives in the (LHI) and the analysis of the perceived health of the community, three key factors were identified as potential health problems including children exposure to a second hand smoke, obesity among adults, and limited access to dental care. The identification of the LHI perceived as problems was based on personal observation and perception from community members.
community is through the unique cultural foods and festivals. If one is to improve the health
The community I decided to research and compose this paper is one from which I live, Kent County Michigan. I gathered data from several different resources such as the Kent County Health Department and Michigan Department of Community Health in order to create a community assessment. The data I collected can be broken down into four different assessment pieces.
Communities are sometimes largely unaware that social factors rather than medical ones, such as income, and employment status, shape our health. Our health is also determined by the health and social services we receive, and our ability to attain high education levels, food and safe housing, among other factors.
The social determinants of health topic area within healthy people 2020 are designed to identify ways to create social and physical environments that promote good health for all. Healthy attitudes start from homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. People practice good behavior by eating well, exercising, getting scheduled immunizations to prevent infectious diseases, drinking clean water, breathing air free of pollution, attending checkups with medical doctors and going for disease screening (Healthy People, 2014). The quality of our schooling, the safety of workplaces, our social interactions and relationships, explain in part why Americans are healthier than others. The determinants of health fall under several categories
After my research of the neighborhood and, statistic facts it is clear that the Kings County population environment is very upkeep however, the community does not rank well using the healthcare assets accessible to them. There is a moment destitute and neediness level populace inside of this county. The insights and registration are tackled the region all in all, and not singular towns inside of the area. Consequently, the main source of death among the Kings County populace was heart disease and, cancer I feel as though based on the statistics of insured individuals it is determined that either the population is not utilizing the health care coverage and, or health resources that are in place for the community. I can honestly say that based on my community assessment that a major factor that always seems to matter is the high income families compared to the lower income families. According to the statistics it is evident that the numbers declined on topics such as health issues like Obesity and, childhood obesity, due to the fact that the higher income counties were able to provide a more healthy eating habit for their families where as the low income families tend to eat more affordable foods such as fast
The purpose of this community assessment was to identify the strengths and weaknesses using objective and subjective data on the community of North Judson, Indiana. This community assessment provides the foundation for improving and promoting the health of a community. The assessment identifies and describes factors that affect the health of a population, and factors that determine the availability of resources in the community to adequately address health concerns We used there vital statistics to determine the potential issues that this community faces and may face in the future. We used the information collected in a variety of different ways, such as through windshield survey, interview with the community residents, local police, firemen, school nurse and administrative assistant, town council members, internet databases and website and statistics to determine the community strengths, weaknesses and
One of the initiatives to arise from the task force is the Good Samaritan Law. Senate Bill 654, passed by Governor Larry Hogan, put the Good Samaritan Law into effect on October 1st, 2015. Those involved in a situation involving drugs are less likely to call 911 because they fear they will be in trouble. This law protects individuals who call in an overdose from further prosecution. It extends to those who are currently on parole and protects their probation status from being effected. Hopefully this increases the number of reported overdoses, so the right medical personnel can respond with assistance while decreasing the number of death exponentially.
DISCUSSION: Orvis Campbell explained the Tuscarawas County Drug Task Force was funded by contributions of entities within Tuscarawas County. The Multi-County Drug Task Force (MCDTF) includes Tuscarawas, Carroll, Holmes, and Harrison Counties and received a small grant for this year from the State of Ohio. They will be funded on a larger scale next year through the Office of Criminal Justice Services and the Drug Task Force Fund. The State did not want (2) two drug task forces so Tuscarawas County had to eliminate one and they decided to eliminate the Tuscarawas County Drug Task Force. The MCDTF board decided to turn the remaining funds over to the county general fund. Tuscarawas County will still be the grantee and
Community health identifies common needs in the community and provides solutions for modifying behaviors for community members. According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008, p. 347) the term community health is “the meeting of collective needs by identifying problems and managing behaviors within the community itself and between the community and the larger society.” According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008) community health involves biological, emotional, and social aspects. The biological aspects are measured in terms of “ morbidity and mortality rates, life expectancy indexes, and risk factor profiles” (Stanhope & Lancaster, 3008, p. 345). Emotional aspects are measured in terms of mental health, while crime rates and levels of function define the social aspects (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). Community structure is defined in terms of services and resources available to the members,
In the city of Toronto drugs and alcohol recovery continues to be a major problem. The number of drug users in the city continues to soar. Drugs and alcohol control the city and thousands of Torontonians struggle with this diseases with little to no chance of recovery. Many are left with no food or homes because they don’t have enough money to make rent or to go shopping. This problem is crippling our economy and creating poor environments for youths. Addicts are staying addicts and our jails keep filling up because police aren’t addressing the real problem. Misinformation and preconceptions clog our view of the right path. Scare tactics and disproved science make us live in the past. The truth is the substance abuse issue persists due to
In the community we can identify the effect of psychological, social, and behavioral factors on individual and population health, which include prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease, adjustment to illness, adherence to treatment regimens, and recovery promotion. Other areas that we can enforce or analyze health are from individual, the social group, and society by understanding the broad ecological model of health.
Community lifestyle preventions: Saltville has several signs, posters, and even educational sessions involving driving safety. The medical clinic in Saltville has pamphlets and teaching programs on smoking preventions and substance abuse. Though from random survey I conducted 7/8 people believe that substance abuse is a major problem. When asking several high school students what they thought the biggest problem with their school was Jade Wyatt, senior at Northwood High School, stated, “Drug use a big problem with our community, especially in our schools.”, another student Katelyn Blevins, 10th grader, responded “I would say drug use is a major problem that seems to be constantly ignored in our school, but also health care access. You see so many people that are sick, but they can’t afford to visit the doctor due because they don’t have the financial ability”. A student who wishes to remain anonymous reported the use of drugs in the bathrooms at school, the usage include marijuana and vaping. The neighboring community of Chilhowie has a RU program that helps with substance