For this paper, Ms. Minister Melishia Bansa MPH was interviewed. She is a thirty year old African-American woman. Her occupation is the director of community outreach and provider Relations for “Coordination of Health Care for Complex Kids” (CHECK) Program and Project Coordinator of “Promoting Adolescent Health” (PATH) Study. She was interviewed about her work with the CHECK Program. The Coordination of Health Care for Complex Kids program aims to improve overall health and quality of life for underserved populations. This programs aims to fight the social injustice of unequal health systems for low socioeconomic communities. The CHECK program aims to increase doctor appointments and improve communication between the patient and the patient’s health provider. However, the program is focusing on young individuals with chronic illnesses within low socioeconomic communities.
The City of Bend, Oregon Government consists of approximately 500 employees across thirteen different divisions. These divisions are Police, Fire, Community Development, Public Works, etc and are all coordinated under the City Manager’s office. Bend’s government style is called a “weak mayor” form of city government, in that the citizens elect a city council, which then elects a mayor from among the council members. The city council and mayor, then hire a City Manager to run the day to day operations of the city. In doing this form of government, the City Manager is not directly accountable to the citizens and can focus on the needs of the city and its employees. At the same time, the City Council can only provide direction to the city manager and is accountable to the citizens. The city employees in this case are led by the city manager as directed by city council. The community leadership environment in this case is established by council to provide direction to the city manager.
First of all, we decided to set up a booth to check free blood pressures and provide dietary education (DASH diet) to its locals. This will not only help in identifying people with high blood pressure, but also help them to understand how to make healthy eating habits. Secondly, we are planning to give out handouts using pictures or drawings, basically adopting 6th or 7th grade level, to various physicians’ offices, hospitals, health departments, and pharmacies, to promote hypertension teaching among those who have low literacy levels. Moreover, we are going to encourage churches, hospitals, grocery stores, health departments, and physicians’ offices to educate people on healthy eating, diet, and importance of physical
Berks County, Pennsylvania Community Health Needs Assessment. (January, 2013). Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved from http://www.uwberks.org/wwwpub/assets/base/ pdf/Commu
Attention Members! Are you meeting your basic social needs? We at WellCare understand the day-to-day challenges you face and are committed to partnering with you in your journey towards better health. As a result, WellCare has established a Community Assistance Line (CAL) to connect you to social services that provide help for such common needs as transportation, food or financial assistance. How does CAL work? You call the CAL toll free number to speak with a WellCare Community Liaison who will determine your needs and provide the appropriate contact information to best assist you. Once you receive a referral, you call the number provided by CAL Team at your convenience. A Liaison will call you back to ensure you received help, or you
For this paper, I decided to find a news article, describe the poverty intervention technique that the article focuses on, describe the new reform the article states to be following, describe its strengths and weaknesses, and describe my prognosis of its benefit or failure. The general area of poverty intervention this article goes into is that of the welfare system. Welfare is a form of financial support provided by the government to people in poverty to assist them. While these welfare programs started out as a way to help people as best as possible, it has taken a turn in recent years. In the past, the welfare program the welfare program helped women, mothers and especially single mothers, to stay out of the labor market by providing these
I enjoyed reading your post. I appreciate your mention of Glenwood Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Glenwood Park was founded in 2003 and sustainably consists of thousands of pounds of reused and salvaged materials. Green Street has salvaged and reused 259,200,000 lbs of concrete, 800,000 lbs of granite ruble blocks, 30,000,000 lbs of wood chips (An Earthcraft Community, 2003). The wood chips were converted to energy via a waste to energy plan that produced enough energy to power 1355 homes for a year (An Earthcraft Community, 2003). In addition, Glenwood Park harvests about 35,000 gallons of water per week from well water to irrigate street trees and central parks (An Earthcraft Community, 2003). Using the well water reduces the amount
Innovative agricultural enterprises such as Sundrop should be funded by the Government in order to address South Australia’s increasing water shortages. Sundrop is an agriculture business, running greenhouse practicing various technology solutions to produce crops with small dependence on finite resources than orthodox farming. One of the primary arguments to support this is due to the fact that South Australia’s agriculture is a vital part of the nation’s economy. In fact, statistics show that from 2015 to 2016, agriculture has generated $18.6 billion in revenue, which is 45% of the state’s total merchandise exports (Economic Priorities, 2017). Sundrop’s initiatives to harvest and desalinate sea water has been coined as one of the greatest
Asthma has become a rising issue at hand, especially in Oakland, California. Asthma is at an all time high in Oakland because of the factories and smog that surrounds the local communities. After conducting research, I decided to dig deeper in asthma in Oakland because I wanted to learn more and to see if there was a way to reduce the rise of asthma. Asthma in Oakland is an issue for all ages, especially the younger ones because their lungs are still developing. For my term paper, I plan to explore the disproportionate burden of hazard of the population of air quality in Oakland, California, an area that is impacted by factory smoke, which can lead to asthma in children who are 18 years of age or younger.
Stormwater Harvesting projects typically cost millions of dollars. With the larger the scale of the scheme, the larger the costs of funding, but in return millions of litres of water can potentially be saved annually . Having said that, there are still millions of dollars invested into unprecedented pilot projects which inevitably become invaluable learning opportunities to determine which means can be utilised best as being the most cost-effective. Developing successful Stormwater Harvesting schemes are reliant upon pilot projects which can provide specific guidance by means of producing new ideas and principles. However, there are a few constant elements that are generally common in all Stormwater Harvesting schemes developed, which will be discussed below.
The therapist will engage with developing the treatment plan. Each family member will participate and agree to the content in order to make it a collaborative effort and a family intervention. The plan will consist of three goals and two-three interventions based on Bowen family theory. The therapy will consist of twelve sessions and will meet weekly, in which Rosalyn and Carl will attend each session, while the children will attend three – twelve. If necessary, the therapist will assess the need to incorporate more private parent time.
Undoubtedly, the most important resource people work to provide for an off-grid lifestyle is water. One method of obtaining water is through a water catchment system. This task can be accomplish simply through using barrels to amass rainwater or snow that is “fed by the downspout of . . . rain gutters or eaves of [a] building” or a house” (Black 128). Another method of obtaining water is
The program should be applied to different levels of preventions based on short term or long term needs in the community. Primary prevention approach is required to promote and maximize health and wellness in the community before injury or illness occurs (Vollman et al., 2017). Therefore, the program focuses its attention on providing the community with information on cardiovascular health, nutrition, exercise and stress management (Harkness & DeMarco, 2012). The first idea for primary intervention is providing the community with free blood pressuring and heart rate screenings to recognize the population in risk. The information about this part will be provided to the community from different sources such as news, healthcare facilities, schools, community association, and churches. The monitoring will be done through the family physicians, nurses and different stands that will be set up in different locations of the community such as pharmacies, shopping malls, churches and health facilities. All the resident of age forty-five
The rainwater harvesting system consists of four major components including a catchment area to collect rainfall and a conveyance system to circulate the water from the roof to the storage area. The third component is the storage system; connected to the storm water drains which are attached to the roofs, employed to store the collected water and lastly a distribution system through which water is dispersed to designated fixtures. Rainwater enters the tank, processing through a filter, removing external matters such as dirt or leaves. The storage tanks can be placed underground or above ground, varying in size from one hundred to thousands of litres for residential housing, consisting of a pumping system to distribute rainwater to toilets, gardens and other
In 2010, a study conducted by David Conway and Samsung Lim found that for 1147.6 mm of annual rainfall around the University of New South Wales, approximately 79 ML could be collected from rainfall runoff per annum; this meant 30% of campus water use could be replenished by roof water collection. However, no measures have since been implemented or thoroughly examined in terms of feasibility. This report aims to address these issues by define the parameters of the study to investigate the model of the system which helps to suggest feasible rainwater collection solutions for the university.