Windshield survey

Analysis of Hialeah, Florida USA

 

  • Analyze the data on your community (the windshield survey information along with any data and
    statistics you found).
  •   Identify your community’s needs and strengths.
  •   Identify a community health program/resource that your community could utilize to alleviate the needs you’ve indicated.
  •   Summarize how this community health program/resource helps meet the Healthy People 2030 initiatives.
    To help you analyze what you have seen and decide how to use it, here are some questions you should consider:
  • What are the community’s outstanding strengths?
  • What seem to be the community’s biggest challenges?
  • What was the most unexpected thing you observed?
  • What aspect of the community really stood out for you?
  • How can you use this information to help develop a health promotion and wellness plan for the population that lives here?

    Community Health Assessment

    Student Guide

     

     

    Contents Demographic Data ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

    Resources …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

    Windshield Survey ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3

    References ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

     

    Demographic Data Only include information relevant to your paper’s focus.

     

    • Population density • Age • Gender • Income level • Race and ethnicity

    • Employment levels • Location • Level of education • Homeownership • Preferences

    • Hobbies • Lifestyle • Marriage rates • Death rates

     

     

     

    Resources

    Health and disease-related statistics

    https://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/

    Healthy People 2030

    https://health.gov/healthypeople/objectives-and-data/browse-objectives

    US Demographic Statistics by Zip code:

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219

    Community Data: Health and quality of life data indicators

    http://www.miamidadematters.org/tiles/index/display?alias=communitydata

    City Profiles

    moving.com/real-estate/city-profile

    City Government Database:

    dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/research/florida-information/government/local-

    resources/fl-cities

    Map Data Collection by State:

    census.gov/programs-surveys/geography.html

    Parks and Services by State:

    recreation.gov/search

    Air and Water Quality by State:

    www3.epa.gov/myem/envmap/myenv.html

    Water Resources by State:

    usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/maps

    Charts and Maps Database:

    nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps

    General database of statistics (demographics, income, education):

    https://statisticalatlas.com/United-States/Overview

    Crime Statistics:

    fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr

    Education Statistics:

    www2.ed.gov/rschstat/landing.jhtml

     

     

    Windshield Survey A windshield survey is a descriptive approach that assess several community components by driving through a community. Strengths: Provides a descriptive overview of a community Limitations: The results are based only on visualization and do not include input from community members or empirical data. Keep this is mind when reporting on your observations. These observations should be considered preliminary until verified with data. For example, bars on windows may suggest higher levels of crime within the community; however, refrain from characterizing the community as “violent” unless the statistics on crime supports this conclusion.

    Windshield Survey Components Disclaimer: Not all questions below need to be answered or addressed within your paper. This overview is intended to guide you while conducting your survey. When writing your paper, only include the information most relevant to the health and wellness of the community and your suggestions for community improvement according to the Healthy People 2030 topics. People

    1. Who is on the street? 2. What is their general appearance (age, dress, well-nourished, obese, frail, unkempt)? 3. What are they doing? 4. What is the origin, ethnicity, or race of the people? 5. How are the different groups (subgroups) residentially located? 6. Is there any evidence of substance use, violence, disease, mental illness? 7. Are there any animals or pets in the community?

    Place

    1. Boundaries a. Where is the community located? b. What are the boundaries? c. Are there natural boundaries? d. Are there man-made boundaries?

    2. Location of health services a. Where are the major health facilities located? b. What health care facilities are necessary for the community but are not within the

    community? 3. Natural environment

    a. Are there geographic features that can harm the community? b. Are there plants or animals that could harm of threaten the health of the

    community?

     

     

    4. Human-made environment a. What industries are within the communities? b. Could the environment or industry pose a threat to the health of community

    workers or the community itself? c. Is there easy access to health care facilities? d. Are the roads adequate and marked well? e. What types of employment exist? Manufacturing? Retail? Small business?

    Military installation? f. Are there grocery stores which provided fresh produce, or is this a “food desert”? g. Where is the garbage disposed? Is there evidence of trash, abandoned cars, or

    houses? Housing

    1. Is the housing of acceptable quality? 2. How old are the homes? 3. Are there single or multifamily dwellings? 4. Is the housing in good repair or disrepair? 5. Is there vacant housing?

    Social Systems

    1. Are there social services, clinics, hospitals, dentists, and health care providers available within the community?

    2. Are there ample schools within the community? Are they in good repair or disrepair? 3. Are there parks or areas of recreation? 4. What places of worship are within the community? 5. What services are provided by local religious groups, schools, community centers,

    activity or recreation centers? 6. Is there public transportation? 7. What grocery stores or other stores are within the community? 8. Is public protection evident (police, fire, emergency medical services, animal control)?

     

     

     

    References General Website Format: Organization Name. (date). Title of the webpage (capitalize 1st letter and proper nouns only).

    www.websitehyperlink.com

    In-text citation: (organization name, year) Centers for Disease Control: Centers for Disease Control [CDC]. (year). Title of the webpage (capitalize 1st letter and proper

    nouns only). www.websitehyperlink.com

    In-text 1st time: (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], year) Subsequent Uses: (CDC, year) Healthy People 2030:

    Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (year). Title of the webpage (capitalize 1st

    letter and proper nouns only). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;

    HealthyPeople.gov. www.websitehyperlink.com

    In-text 1st time: (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion [ODPHP], year) Subsequent Uses: (ODPHP, year)

    U.S. Census Bureau:

    U.S. Census Bureau. (year). Title of the webpage (capitalize 1st letter and proper nouns only).

    www.websitehyperlink.com

    In-text: (U.S. Census Bureau, year) Miami Matters:

    Health Council of South Florida [HCSF]. (year). Title of the webpage (capitalize 1st letter and

    proper nouns only). www.websitehyperlink.com

    In-text: 1st time (Health Council of South Florida [HCSF], year) Subsequent Uses: (HCSF, year)

     

    • Demographic Data
    • Resources
    • Windshield Survey
    • References
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