PLEASE READ BELOW AS THIS IS THE CRITERA OF PAPER. IT IS A GROUP PROJECT AND MY PORTION IS BELOW UNDER CARRIE. LIL’WALD IS A MADE UP ISLAND THE IS COMPARSION. MY FOCUS IS THE COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT OF CANYON TEXAS VS.
Overview of Community Assignments
Community assessment provides the basis and rationale for clinical interventions in
Community health nursing. Community and Public Health Nurses assess the community by using the nursing process. Nurses gather subjective and objective data, cluster the data into meaningful information, prioritize health needs, establish community diagnoses and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions implemented. In order to gain a complete assessment of the community (both target population of clinical agency and people in the larger community); several kinds of data are needed:
Assignment 1. (Due by m/n on March 25 m/n in the assignment box) 35% of grade
Community Assessment: This assignment focuses on two major areas to assess:
• Larger community which is the neighborhood and area surrounding your
Community site. This portion of the assessment will give you a general idea of the community in which your client’s population reside.
• Clinical agency will be the health department serving the community that you are working with. You will obtain assessment data from a segment of the population served by them either actually or online from the area that you are assessing.
(Use the community assessment data guide starting on p.3 to collect the information for the data for this paper). The second aspect of assessment is writing this information into a formal paper utilizing APA formatting. The criteria are on p.6.
The Community Assessment Data Tool (in this package) provides key assessment data about the community in which the clients of your clinical agency resides as well as pertinent information regarding the clinical agency that you will work with in this course.
• Larger community is the neighborhood and area surrounding your clinical site (health department on list in Information section). This part of the assessment is conducted primarily by downloading and finding your neighborhood/health department area on Google earth, where the targeted population lives (clients’ neighborhood) and area surrounding your agency. This portion of the assessment will give you a general idea of the community in which your clients’ reside.
• Clinical agency and the population served by your agency. Include assessment data taken from the clinical agency online or in your neighborhood which would include agency information such as neighborhood illnesses and diseases, number of clients and staff, type of professional staff in the agency.
• Remember in both areas of the assessment (community and agency) you must validate key informant information with statistical data, agency documents, etc.
• The information you obtain during these assessments will serve as the basis of your final paper.
• The Community Assessment Data Tool is a tool to guide your data collection processes. Each agency and community varies somewhat. As a result, you may need to add additional information that is pertinent to your clinical or community.
• You MUST obtain feedback from your clinical faculty prior to submitting the Analysis paper (Assignment II). Remember to make sure that your data assessment was adequate for your project.
Community Assessment Data Guide
Name ________________________ Date _______________
Name of Clinical Site: (initials only) Address:
Overview of clinical site: Health Department serving the community (city or county or both)
Location of clinical site:
Describe the history of the clinical site:
Quote the mission statement of the clinical site:
Briefly describe accessibility of clinical site for clients/staff? For disabled persons; is it adequate?
Clinical Site’s Goals/future plans
What are the clinical site’s healthcare goals/priorities for this year, and long term?
What programs are planned to meet these priorities/goals?
Clinical site Outcomes/evaluation
How does the clinical site determine if it is meeting the healthcare goals/priorities?
To what extent has the clinical site met its healthcare goals/priorities?
Clients of the clinical agency and people in community at large
Describe target population(s) of clinical agency.
Describe demographic/ethnic information regarding clients of agency and the community members at large. Validate demographic observations with statistical data and compare with a larger area such as zip code, city, county, state and nation).
In the surrounding community, what sorts of people do you see (young, old, rich, poor, overweight/underweight, male female, groups families alone)?
What are the lifestyle risk behaviors of clients?
Health and Social services:
List the 4 most common health problems of clients served by the agency.
Where are the nearest health and social services for this community?
Do you see alternative services (Curanderos, Herbalists, Palm readers, Acupunctures, Chiropractors)?
CH Nurse/other staff Roles:
List clinical site personnel (title, credentials, and education):
Describe their job responsibilities:
Describe 3 Community Health Nursing “roles” that are either in place or are needed in this clinical site?
Physical findings of surrounding community:
What is the size of this community (i.e. square miles, blocks)?
What are its boundaries?
How does the community area look; are buildings, roadways, and public areas clean and well-kept, or is dirt, trash and debris seen? Use Google Earth for visualization around the health department.
What do you note about air quality, flora, housing, businesses, space, green areas, animals, people, buildings, natural beauty, water, climate, etc.? Use Google and Google Earth to determine environmental issues.
Are there any waste or land fields present in the area?
Is there any evidence of pollution (i.e. air, water or rodent)? Validate your observations with statistical data and compare to a larger area such as zip code, city, county, state, and nation).
What are the safety issues in/for this clinical site?
How does the clinical site deal with crime, fire and medical emergencies?
Is there a disaster plan in the clinical agency? Briefly describe.
How is the disaster plan communicated to clients?
Within the surrounding community, what are the indications of safety concerns (i.e. bars on windows)? Validate your observations with statistical data and compare to a larger area such as zip code, city, county, state and nation. Do you feel safe?
Within the surrounding community, how do people travel around this community: on foot, bicycle, car, bus, taxi, other?
Within the surrounding community, what is the condition of streets, roads, and sidewalks?
Is transportation or walking conditions a potential problem or health risk factor in this community?
What about access for disabled persons?
Describe the income profile of clients and community members at large: range, median or mean, and poverty rates. (Compare income with a larger area, such as zip code, city or county, state and national).
What are the places for employment in this community?
What industries exist in the area?
What other evidence of economic growth or decline is found?
Validate your economic observations with statistical data.
Describe educational level of clients and of community members at large.
What educational resources are available in this community?
Where is the nearest public library?
Within the surrounding community, where are the “common areas” where people get together?
What recreational facilities (i.e. parks, sports centers, etc) do you see in this community?
Who do you see at these facilities? What activities are they involved in?
Please have paper flow in this exact order below
Items to be included in paper Comments
Clinical site 10
Strategic plan (Goals/current &long term)
People in surrounding community
Health and Social Services 10
Roles in Agency 10
Physical Findings 10
Surrounding agency/larger community
Communication and 10
APA format 5
PLEASE READ BELOW AND ONLY DO MY PORTION “CARRIE” OF THE PAPER. THIS IS A GROUP PROJECT AND SITE THE BELOW REFERANCE IN APA
Which community tract of neighborhood did you and your partner choose with your clinical faculty’s approval?
Our Group has chosen:
Lil Wald Island ??” Henry House (Population 13, 069) FOUNDED IN 1893, OLDEST SETTLEMENT. 4 YEAR COLLAGE. 2.50% LIVES IN POVERTY. 7.8% IS 65+ MEDIAN AGE IS 28.
Sister City ??” Canyon, Texas (Population 13,303)
How have you divided the work? Outline and post names and workload for your faculty:
Per conference call (one of our group members does not live in the area), it was decided our work as a group will be divided into sections, per the Grading Criteria, as follows:
Carrie Transportation, Communication and Recreation, Economic, Education,
Donnice Roles in Agency, Physical Findings, Safety
Mary K. : Clinical Site, People, Health and Social Services
All work will be submitted by an agreed upon due date (prior to March 8th) FOR OUR GROUP DUE DATE MARCH 3RD in order to allow time for compiling of all information one APA formatted paper.
Which methods of assessment will your clinical group use?
., & Lancaster, J. (2009). Foundations of nursing in
the community, community-oriented practice. (3 ed., p. 219). St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby Elsevier.
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