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Windshield Survey Patricia L. Flores NUR/405 Health Communities: Theory and Practice University of Phoenix January 11, 2010 Sue Judlin Windshield Survey The community I have chosen is the city of Rowland Heights California, where I reside. This city is located in Los Angeles Country but borders Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Rowland Heights is in the Pacific Time Zone and sits at 525-feet above sea level. The city is 9.02 square miles with 5,380.70 residents per square mile. At the time the 2000 census data was collected, the total population was 48, 553 residents. According to City Data (2010) the median household income in 2009 was $67,042, the median detached home value was $527,392, and the cost of living index…show more content…
According to Stanhope and Lancaster (2008) society is composed of many types of communities such as neighborhood and face-to-face communities in which interactions occur within a specific geographical area. Communities not limited to geographical areas are known as special interest or resource communities. These types of communities share general interest, for example, environmental concerns, or political views. Community Health 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,

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