Community Assessment

Please complete the Week 2 template by answering all questions. The community is Magnolia, TX and the zip code is in the attachment. 

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N4465 Population and Community Nursing

COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT, ANALYSIS, and NURSING INTERVENTION

Modules 1-3 (Weeks 1 – 3) Assignment Template

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of any assignment from any prior session of N-4465 without prior permission from course faculty, will receive a zero for the assignment or a 10 point grade penalty if a new assignment is resubmitted within 48 hours of notification by academic coach or faculty. After 48 hours the assignment will receive a zero. 

Use of the Three-Part Course Template

● The use of the three-part template to submit weekly Major Course Assignments goes as follows

● Week 1 Clinical Experience: Windshield Survey and Key Informant Interviews. Complete the First Section of the course template and submit. (Keep this section attached to Weeks 2 and 3 assignments.)

● Week 2: Statistical Analysis of Community Health Problem . Complete the Second Section of the course template and submit. (Keep this section attached to Weeks 1 and 3 assignments.)

● Week 3: Community Health Nursing Intervention . Complete the Third Section of the course template and submit. By now, you should have Sections 1-3 as one whole document.

● Each section of the course template is submitted on a WEEKLY basis, depending on which week you

are working on. DO NOT wait to submit all three sections at the end of the third week.

● Please note that students are not to make any changes to the content of the course template, for example, removal of questions or examples imbedded in the response box of the template.

● Removal of the questions or examples imbedded in the response box of the template is

considered tampering with the content and will result in a 10-point grade deduction per assignment.

Should removal of the questions or examples imbedded in the response box of the template persist by the student, in addition to the 10-point deduction, the student will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for final disposition. You are strongly encouraged to be mindful of this course policy.

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● Should you encounter any difficulties with these course policy guidelines, please consult with your

Academic Coach.

Clinical Experience: Windshield Survey and Key Informant Interviews

Student Name: __Lisa Swain __Dates: __April 8, 2021__

Name of Community or Zip Code: __Magnolia, TX____

Module One (Week One): Part One Windshield Survey and Key Informant Interviews

Please complete the following information on this template about the community you have selected. If you do not use this template there will be a 10- point grade penalty per assignment, and you will be required to resubmit within 48 hrs. You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers.

ElementsDescriptors
Physical EnvironmentMake sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.
● BoundariesWhat defines the boundaries? Roads, water, railroads. Is the area known for a particular name? What area is this community located in?Magnolia is a smaller city not far from the Houston area. The boundaries are defined by roads and Magnolia sits in the middle of other areas. This community is in the 77534 area code.
● Housing and ZoningWhat is the age of the houses? Describe type of construction material, appearance, and general condition. Do you see single family housing? Multi-family housing?The houses vary as some look much newer than others. However, most of the homes are larger and appear to be well kept. There is construction occurring on 2978, which is one of the main areas leading into Magnolia from the neighboring community, The Woodlands. The construction appears to be related to expansion of the roads. I saw both multi-family and single family housing within the ten block radius that I observed.
● Common Meeting PlacesWhere do people in the neighborhood hang out? Who hangs out there and what hours of the day?I started my navigation at Iron Will Sports Training Facility on Tamina Rd as it was filled with activity. There were many people training when I visited at 4pm on a Thursday afternoon. Across from this facility was a crossfit facility and next door on the left was a baseball training facility. To the right was an ATV store with several large vehicles displayed out front. The people ranged in age from young children to older adults.
● Indicators of Growth or DeclineIs this a “thriving” community or does it look “run down?” Is there new or ongoing construction? Businesses and Industries coming to the area? Are buildings, roadways, and public areas clean and well-kept? Do you see dirt, trash, or graffiti?This is a thriving community with many new businesses and new strip centers. There are several buildings, but none are skyscrapers or exceptionally larger. The public areas are clean and well-kept with no signs of dirt, trash, or graffiti.
● Employment OpportunitiesWhat places for employment are there is this area? Name the businesses and industries in this area.Iron Will SPT – FitnessCrossFit Magnolia– FitnessElite Performance Athletics – FitnessMirna’s – FloralATV – Performance VehiclesCypress Academy – GymnasticsTae Kwon-do – FitnessChipper – FoodNacho Burria – Food TruckBrick & Brews – FoodToffee Cellar – FoodVictory Pie Co – FoodHEB – GroceriesTarget – Groceries and Home storeRaising Cane’s – Fast FoodChic-fil-a – Fast FoodStripes – Gas StationStarbucks – CoffeeWells Fargo – BankMenchies- Frozen YogurtHanigan – DentistMark Jones – Real Estate
● TransportationHow to people get from one place to another? Is public transportation available? How timely is it? Personal autos? Bikes? Walking?I did not see any public transportation in the area. I saw people driving cars, riding motorcycles, and a few people on bicycles. I also saw people walking but it looks like they were just traveling from their vehicles to the business they were attending.
PeopleMake sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.
● Race and EthnicityWhat is the majority racial group represented? What is the majority ethnic group represented? Describe the distribution of gender, approximate ages, single families, multiple families, generational families?I saw mainly Caucasian people but I did see some Hispanic, Black, and Asian people. The ages varied from the very young to the elderly. Some people were sitting as families and many people frequenting the businesses on Tamina Rd were by themselves. I did not see any generational families. The gender was more heavily male as there were so many fitness centers in one area.
● Cultural CharacteristicsWhat cultural similarities or differences do you observe? Languages spoken? Clothing? Ethnic eating places? Culturally based celebrations? Signs in languages other than English?I didn’t really notice any cultural aspects or additional languages. The only thing that stood out was The Chipper restaurant as its symbol was a British flag.
●Lifestyle Healthy BehaviorsWhat healthy lifestyle behaviors do you observe? Do you see people exercising, wearing helmets when biking, seat belt usage, using trash cans for garbage disposal, healthy eating practices?I saw people exercising in many different ways and the people on bikes were wearing helmets. There were plenty of trash cans for garbage disposal. I did find it ironic that although there were so many gyms in the area, the food area was mostly greasy and fattening foods with little sprinklings of healthy options.
● Lifestyle Risk BehaviorsWhat unhealthy lifestyle behaviors do you observe? Do you see people practicing risky lifestyle behaviors such as drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, fighting? Do you see signs of violence, gang activity, drug use, criminal activity, and bars on doors and/or windows? Do you see overweight/underweight persons? Do you see children unattended playing out in the streets? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed.I did not see any people smoking or engaging in illegal substances. I did see people consuming alcohol at Bricks & Brews but it was all in good fun in a social environment. I did not see any signs of violence, gangs, criminal activity, or bars. There were a couple of overweight people. As previously stated, I saw more men and they were mostly white men in early to late adulthood.
● Poverty IndicationsDo you see any signs of homelessness? People living without adequate shelter or in temporary shelter? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed.I did not see any signs of homelessness.
Services in the CommunityMake sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area, how far away it is and how people will access it.
● Social ServicesDo you see evidence of recreation centers, parks, and social services? For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access these services? Describe each.Oddly enough, I did not see any recreation centers, parks, or social services. You would need to travel about 7 miles into the neighboring community to access these services.
● Health ServicesDo you see evidence of health (Hospitals, Dr’s Offices, Clinics) and mental health services? Describe each. Are there any signs of alternative services in the area, such as healers (curanderos), herbalists, herbal stores, palm readers, acupunctures, chiropractors? For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access these services?The only evidence of health I saw was one doctor’s office and a dentist. I did not see any others and you would have to travel 10 miles to reach these.
● Fire and Police ServicesDo you see any fire and police services/equipment/officers? Where are the closest fire and/or police stations?I did not see any of these. The closest fire station was 10 miles away.
● Educational ResourcesWhere is the nearest public library? Discuss the Schools and Universities/Community colleges?I did not see a library or any university.
● ReligionsWhat signs of religion do you see? Discuss the types of churches, mosques, temples. What services are offered by these places of worship? e.g., Day Care, Mother’s Day Out, Summer Camps, Languages Classes, Citizenship Classes, Food Banks, Clothing, other.The only thing I saw from this category was ABC daycare center.
Business & IndustryDescribe stores and shops available in the community, e.g., grocery stores, gas stations, department stores. What type of business climate exists? Manufactures? Light or heavy industry? Large employers? Small business owners? Retail? Hospitality industry? Do people have to seek employment elsewhere? Is this considered a “bedroom community”- where people work outside this community but live here? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.There were fitness stores, grocery stores, clothing stores, gas stations, but no other large businesses or department stores. It appears that most people in this area are employed elsewhere but choose to travel further for more peace.
PoliticsWhat indicators do you see about politics? Posters? Headquarters? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.There were no indicators of politics which I found odd.
MediaDo you see indicators of what people read? Listen to the radio? Watch TV? Are there any signs of media language other than English? Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area.I did not see any signs of what people read. However, there was lots of country music and pop music being played by passing cars and businesses.
Key InformantsInterview a fireman or police office.Also interview a librarian, schoolteacher, school nurse or administrator.Ask each person interviewed to share their perceptions ofthe following and cite personal communication as appropriate:Mosling, J. (2021, April 8). Personal communication [Personal interview].1. Interview with fireman or police officer˃ Community’s Health issuesJM is a police officer. The most pressing health issue is weight as Texas is a larger state. There are no drug issues in the area but some mental health issues.˃ Community’s Safety issuesCrime has recently increased but it is likely related to the pandemic. Most people know their neighbors well and feel safe and secure in this community.˃ Strengths of the CommunityIt is small, there are many families, there isn’t any homelessness as there is nowhere for them to congregate, and most of the residents make a good living. There are many planned activities to help people get to know each other better.2. Interview with librarian, schoolteacher, school nurse or administratorAugustine, S. (2021, April 8). Personal communication [Personal interview].˃ Community’s Health issuesSA is a schoolteacher and she reports that undiagnosed developmental delays is an issue. There are too many parents that don’t want to appropriately label their children for fear of being stigmatized.˃ Community’s Safety issuesSA is worried about crime as this is a nicer community and she has noticed more drifters than usual.˃ Strengths of the CommunityIt’s a great family environment and people are very neighborly. Also, it’s a smaller community and everyone knows each other.Enter the information about your interviews with Key Informants in this space in your template. You will not receive credit if the Key Informant interviews are inserted elsewhere on this template.
Analysis of Windshield SurveyAnalyze and summarize your observations and the input from key informants. Write a 3-paragraph summary of community health (2) and safety (1) issues for this community and strengthens of the community. Remember to cite personal communication as appropriate:Magnolia is a smaller community and it is nice and bustling with activity. The grounds are well kept and there were no signs of the normal negative aspects of a community. Additionally, this community appears to be growing in a positive way.The main safety issue noted for this community was increasing crime (J. Mosling and S.Augustine, personal communication, April 8, 2021). There were no reports of murders or major crimes. The major incidents were petty thefts.The greatest strength of this community is that it is very family friendly. There are also plenty of places to get a good workout and practice good health. The community is also clean and well-kept.

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Module 2 (Week 2) Part Two: Statistical Analysis of Community Health Problem

Please complete the following information on this templateIf you do not use this template there will be a 10-point grade penalty per assignment, and you will be required to resubmit within 48 hrs. You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers

Name of Community or Zip Code:

Instructions : Enter your response in each category marked below. Provide objective, statistical support for your subjective findings.

● Include all the data listed in the Objective Data Criteria listed below.

● Add supplemental data as needed for your community.

● All statistical data must be reported in NARRATIVE form only . Tables and graphs will not be accepted. 

● Compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data.

You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers.

General Objective Data Criteria for the Community-at-Large

1. Demographics: Total population; age distribution; gender distribution; family characteristics (single parent, multi-family, etc.). Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

2. Racial/Ethnic Characteristics: Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

3. Economy: poverty rate, unemployment rates, median income. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

4. Education: High school completion rates; higher education statistics. Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

5. Identify two Morbidity and Mortality/Risk Problems: (Based on your observations from Week 1 subjective assignment, windshield survey and key informants provide Morbidity, Mortality (M&M) and risk data for your community… Example 1: if you observed obesity in your community then present obesity rates and health conditions associated with obesity [i.e. CVD, HD, Depression, etc.). Example 2: smoking/drinking rates and health conditions associated with smoking [i.e. Lung Cancer, COPD, etc]. These variables may include the following: gender (who does this problem affect the most, men or women); age distribution; ethnicity or racial group(s) mostly-affected; morbidity and mortality rates; any data related to life-expectancy in light of the health issues; is there a geographic area where the health problems mainly exist; is there a relationship between the health issue(s) and environmental health hazards; are these life-threatening health issues? Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

6. Other data as needed (air, water quality, crimes rates). Remember compare objective data for your community with local (city), state, and national data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

Analysis of Data

1. Based on your subjective and objective review of your findings, what conclusions have you arrived at? Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

· What impressions from your subjective observations were unfounded/invalid?

· Given the objective data , what impressions were validated/substantiated?

· What cause-and-effect relationships did you discover/identify?

2. Problem Analysis for Community/Zip Code:

Problem: List two (2) problems within your community (for example, Infant Malnutrition, CVD, Lung Cancer, Obesity, Alcoholism, Violence) NOTE: These problems need to be something the Community Health Nurse can impact (for example, a CHN cannot build a sidewalk, repair a street, implement a new bus route, etc.). Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

1. ____________________________________________

2. ____________________________________________

Select one of the problems above and complete the 3 rows of the Problem Analysis chart below.

Problem Correlates*Relationship of Correlate to ProblemData Supportive of Relationship +
Ex. Inadequate dietEx. Diets lacking in required nutrients contribute to malnutritionEx. All infants and children seen at the local Public Health Clinic are referred to the nutritionist because of poor diets (X.Y. personal communication, date). Of infants measured, 60% were in the lower percent for their weight/height (X report, date).
1.
2.
3.

*These are factors that contribute to problem and outcomes.

+ Refer to appropriate sections of the database and relevant research of the findings in current literature. Data in the third column could be local, state, or national statistics.

3. Community Health Nursing Diagnoses:

Based on your subjective and objective assessment findings above for both Weeks 1 and 2, write TWO priority community health nursing diagnoses.

You must use this format for correctly writing a CH nursing diagnosis (do NOT use NANDA): *RISK OF AMONG RELATED TO

Health *Risk/problem of (specific injury, illness, or potential of, complication of, etc) Among (specific population) Related to (supporting evidence from your assessment findings).

· Your CHN Diagnoses MUST be something that a community/public health nurse can do something about. See example below.

· Note: Poverty is NOT a CHN diagnosis.

· Remember do NOT use NANDA Nursing Diagnoses.

For example: Risk of asthma complications among children in SE Dallas County related to observations of overcrowded living conditions, lack of public transportation (may result in inability to access health care), high number of animals observed living in homes, poverty indications (may result in lack of access to medications).

Community Health Nursing Diagnosis #1

Community Health Nursing Diagnosis #2

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Module 3 (Week 3) Part Three: Community Health Nursing Intervention

Directions: Please complete each section below, providing the requested information on this templateIf you do not use this template there will be a 10- point grade penalty per assignment, and you will be required to resubmit within 48 hrs.You may increase the size of the block by continuing to type. Use as much space as necessary to provide your answers.

Introduction: Purpose of the paper, synopsis of community, two CHN diagnoses with supporting evidence, for example, observations, reports from Key Informants and Statistical data. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

Based on the 2 CHN Diagnoses you developed in Assignment 2 or modified, select ONE problem and develop a CH Nursing intervention. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

1. CHN Diagnosis/Problem you selected:

2. Why did you select this problem? Provide your rational for selecting this problem in 1-2 comprehensive paragraphs (Consider the problem priority criterion on page 417 Box 18-5). Provide supporting community and scientific/authoritative evidence, for example, HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020, CDC, AHA, other. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

3. Identify two (2) Goals. For example, goals indicate where you want to go.

Then, identify two to three (2-3) objectives per goal. For example, objectives should indicate how you plan to get there, or how you plan to accomplish the goal(s).

Goal 1 :1. Objective:2. Objective:3. Objective:Goal 2:1. Objective:2. Objective:3. Objective:

4. Intervention Objectives Timeline

Under Interventions you should have an intervention for EACH objective you list (if you have 4 objectives then you should list 4 interventions; if you have 6 objectives (3 for each goal), then 6 interventions). You can insert rows into that table to accommodate if needed. If one intervention addressed more than one objective, you must make it clear in your paper. See the example in the table.

Present DateObjective( Number and Statement)Anticipated Completion Date
Enter DateEx. Eighty-percent (80%) of infants seen by health department, neighborhood health center, and private physicians will have developmental levels assessed.Enter Date

Refer to textbook for additional examples.

5. Plan of Intervention and Evaluation

DateIntervention ActivitiesResponsible Agency/PersonEvaluation MeasuresTarget Date of Completion
Enter start date.Ex. Community Health Nurse identifies and trains lay advisors in community as case findersEx. Community Health Nurse(CHN)Ex. • Lay advisors will be able to verbally describe case-finding methods to CHN• Number of new WIC cases will be tracked by CHN on monthly basis for 1 year to determine if goal of 80% has been metEx. Lay advisor training completed byenter date of estimated completion.

Summary/Conclusion: Summarize your assessment findings, your proposed community health nursing intervention, and the community public health outcomes that you anticipate as a result of the intervention. This can be one or two brief paragraphs. Remember to cite sources as appropriate.

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N4465_Assignments Template_Rev._3-2021_CL

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