NR443 Community Windshield Survey Form Williams

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Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community Windshield Survey Form
Directions: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey Guidelines and grading rubric found in Doc Sharing for specific instructions in order to complete the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.
Your Name: Karen Williams Date: 5/17/15
Your Instructor’s Name: Jennifer Hoenig
Your response
1. Community introduction:
Identify the community you will be using for this assignment. It should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting.
I used the Homestead, Florida community surrounding the area of my work setting. It’s a small sized, predominantly agricultural community that’s showing signs of urban
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The sidewalks and buildings are handicapped accessible but the mom and pop stores/grocery are not accessible. Two playgrounds were being utilized for free after school activities. A YMCA is located on the main travelled street within close proximity to the hospital.
e. Social functioning
The families in the community consist of more than one generation and supervision of the children is done by the grandmother. There’s a neighborhood friendliness noted by the manner in which they greeted each other on the streets. Signs indicating neighborhood watch in effect were present. By one of the smaller neighborhood stores a community board was noted but the information was only in Spanish. The Catholic church was the main place of worship; at least two was noted in the community with one small Pentecostal church present.
f. Attitude toward healthcare
Herbal medicine shops are more pre-dominant in the community. There was one shop that had a sign “spiritual healing” hanging from the window. The diabetic and CHF clinic was packed during the day leading to the assumption that it’s well utilized. On street light poles there were signs advertising a health fair with free health screening at the hospital to occur in two weeks. In front of the YMCA a large banner was present displaying information of upcoming free workshops on healthy eating, weight management, and health screenings.
3. Conclusion:
Provide a summary of your findings and your conclusion. What problems did