Wgu Hat1 Community Health Task 1

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Community Health Nursing
Community Description and Interpretation of Data
America’s Finest City, San Diego, California is located in the southern most county in California, San Diego County. “San Diego is the second largest city in California”, (Wikipedia, 2013). Bordered by Orange and Riverside Counties to the north, Imperial County to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Baja California, Mexico to the south. San Diego is known for it’s mild but, diverse climate. “Average temperatures are 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, with more than 200 days above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. With warm dry summers and low
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San Diego offers several healthcare systems including Scripps Health, Sharp Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and University of California, San Diego Health System to mention a few. A couple community based hospitals and clinics are also available.
Per the Center on Policy Initiatives, over 27,000 San Diego County residents lost health insurance in 2009 and 2010 while still maintaining the average of 17-18% of residents uninsured. The cities in the northern part of the county seem to be hit by this harder with 27.3% of Escondido’s population uninsured.
“The county of San Diego Public Health Services (PHS) has offices and clinics all over the county and city with and HIV/AIDS, STD, and Hepatitis specialty clinic”, (PHS website, 2013) which is what my practicum will focus on.
My practicum will be focusing on Reduction of HIV/AIDS transmission via sex. The agency where I will be doing my practicum receives some funding from several government agencies including the County of San Diego Public Health Services and Centers for Disease Control. They work towards reduction of HIV transmission in general, including, but not limited to, sexual transmission, IV drug use, and prenatal transmission. According to AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center (AETC), there are “over 10,000 people living with HIV in San Diego County”, (AETC website, 2013). “There were 319 new HIV