Essay on NR443 Community Windshield Survey Form Williams
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Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community Windshield Survey Form
Directions: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey Guidelines and grading rubric found in Doc Sharing for specific instructions in order to complete the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.
Your Name: Karen Williams Date: 5/17/15
Your Instructor’s Name: Jennifer Hoenig
1. Community introduction:
Identify the community you will be using for this assignment. It should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting.
I used the Homestead, Florida community surrounding the area of my work setting. It’s a small sized, predominantly agricultural community that’s showing signs of urban…show more content… Covered bus sheds with benches are provided by Miami-Dade Transit, which is easily accessible and close to the hospital and schools. A bus stop was also noted on the hospital compound.
Rural area with lots of farmland. Both male and female laborers, as well as, migrant workers tending to the crops and taking care of the land. Very few political signs and health education billboards. Health education is predominantly displayed on the sides of the buses in Spanish and English. There are elementary, middle and high school present in the community. The daycare centers are in private homes of residents.
c. Health resources
There’s only one hospital that serves this community located on the main travelled street and is easily accessible by bus or car. A diabetic and CHF clinic is also present in the community that opens only during day time. There’s a nursing home for the elderly funded by the county. CVS and Walgreens pharmacies located almost on the outskirts of the community. The resources are not sufficient to address the other problem of obesity noted in the community. More outreach programs are needed to reach the poorer residents in the rural part of the community.
d. Environmental conditions related to health
Some houses and multi-family structures are in need of repair. Older homes with burglar proof metal bars on doors and windows. Road are well paved with adequate traffic lights and drainage. However, roads leading into rural agricultural areas are dirt