In this discussion thread, you will view a windshield survey video of a community called Iron Ridge to practice performing part of a windshield survey. This will help you when you perform a windshield survey of your community for your first assignment. Review Box 6-2 on page 98 of your text (Nies & McEwen, 2015).
Click HERE to view the windshield survey video.
Click HERE to read a transcript of the video.
Next, choose one of the six assessment categories from Box 6-2, and discuss what you observed about Iron Ridge related to the questions in that category.
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.
Demographic and Epidemiological Assessment (graded)
For this post, you will collect assessment data about your city or county. This post will include information about demographics (general characteristics) and epidemiological data (disease or health behavior rates) of your community. This data collection will help with two sections of your Week 4 Milestone 2 assignment.
Demographic data: Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau at http://quickfacts.census.gov/. Obtain information about the demographic characteristics of the population for your city or county of residence. You may have to look at county data if your city is not listed. Collect a range of demographic data about age, ethnicity, poverty levels, housing, and education.
Epidemiological data: Go to your city or county health department website (search the Internet) or County Health Rankings (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/) to discuss epidemiological data about your area. Identify several priority health concerns for your area.
Here is a helpful tip sheet about the U.S. Census website that will assist you in using this website as a resource
Caring for Vulnerable Populations (graded)This week, you are learning about many different vulnerable populations. Choose one vulnerable population.
Briefly describe this vulnerable population.
Discuss several risk factors that may impact health outcomes for this group.
Describe two priorities for community health nurses working with this population.
Assuring Resources for the Vulnerable (graded)Review the Week 3 Case Study that may be found in Doc Sharing.
Assurance is one of the three core functions of public health. Find a resource in your community (other than WIC) that could assist Mary during her pregnancy. Start by searching the Internet for your local health department’s website. What services do they provide for pregnant women? What about your local welfare office? Do they provide prenatal or mental health services? Are there any service organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, or churches providing help for pregnant women?
Briefly describe the types of services that you found.
Choose one agency and assess this agency in terms of the 4 As. Is it accessible, acceptable, affordable, or available for Mary or other pregnant women that you case-manage?