• April 7th, 2016

Community Research

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Task # 1
Write a 5-6 page APA research paper. : When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment. No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly
1.Community Assessment: Research broward county, (florida) provide overview discussing demographic variances, environmental concerns , lifestyle, sociocultural factors, socioeconomic factors, employment rates, and health disparities and community needs, dangers , and risks.
Note: The name of each of the six tools below should be identified in the needs assessment summary, along with a brief summary of how each of the six tools was used in the needs assessment Interpret the collected data using concepts of epidemiology and health determinants (e.g., birth rate, death rate, rates of disease, morbidity, obesity, unplanned pregnany,STI, homelessness).
2.Windshield Survey: ( 1-2 paragraphs)
Based on your research discuss available social agencies, recreation centers, libraries, parks, and racial demographic of Broward county.
Population Health Survey(1 -2 paragraphs)
Based on your research answer the following questions through discussion for the following 6 agencies in Broward County , Florida.
Broward County Health Department
Broward County Boys and Girls Club
Planned Parenthood of Broward County
American Red Cross of Broward County
YMCA of Broward County
Meals of Wheels Programs of Broward County
a.What is the organization’s target population?
b. How does the organization advertise its services to the community or target population?
c. Are there any barriers to service?
d. What information do they have available (e.g., pamphlets, brochures, online, )?
5.What specific services does the organization provide?
Disaster Plan Assessment ( 1 -2paragraphs)
Conduct online research identifying community disaster potential for Broward County, Florida discuss strategies and resources available to preventing disasters from occurring or mitigating their adverse effects on the community. Based on research discuss general plan of community disaster response that would fit many types of disaster events and how the community nurse can contribute.
Cultural Assessment Tool ( 1-2 paragraphs)
Research and discuss the following questions:
Discuss and analyzes social and cultural factors that affect the care of diverse populations.
What attitudes toward age and aging are prevalent in cultural/ethnic groups?
How do attitudes toward aging affect health?
Does gender play a role in the acceptability of health care providers?
How does stigma affect health and willingness to seek health care services?
What effect does socioeconomic status have on health and access to health care services?
Neighborhood/ Community Safety (1-2 Paragraphs)
Research physical and psychosocial safety hazards in Broward County, Florida. Discuss the physical environmental, psychological, and social dimensions of health and discuss strategies how community health nurses plan community safety education programs, in initiating disaster planning efforts, or to support political activity to enhance neighborhood or community safety.
Population Economic Status Assessment ( 1-2 paragraphs)
Research and discuss the following data for Broward County , Florida : CountyPopulation size,Average household income ,Percentage of households at or below poverty level ,Composition of the low-income group, Population unemployment rate ,Percentage of the population that is homeless.
4. Discuss the Overview and Objectives each of the 3 topics Related to Healthy People 2020: (information for this section is found at www.healthpeople.gov, Clic k on Topic and Objectives Tab, Click on Overview and Objectives sections under the topics provided.)
1) Access to Health Services
2) Immunization and Infectious Diseases
3) Physical Activity
5. Access to Health Services is a problem in Broward County. Discuss community resources (e.g., Public Health Department, American Red Cross, American Heart etc) that are available to address this problem.
6. Based on the community diagnosis below research and discuss the following questions
Community Diagnosis: A risk for failure to access health services related to inadequate income and lack of knowledge as evidenced by poor utilization of community health resources.
a. Discuss how the lack of access to health services in Broward County contributes to disease, premature death, and low quality of life.
b. What is generating the most emergency room visits in most Broward County, Florida?
c. What strategies can a community/ public health nurse implement to increase the populations use of community health resources? What will prevent this problem from reoccurring?

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