The Community Assessment

This is an APA format research paper for a nursing program the community I have chosen is that of an older adult community (i.e. 55+ and older development which is very common in the area I live in South New Jersey) make it generalized but detailed and professional. Use proper APA citation w/in text and under references. This paper is worth 500 points. I do not usally pay for my final paper but I am working on COVID floor, practically round the clock to avoid exposing my own family, and I do not have time to write this. If survey data is needed please just b.s. the information. The directions are indepth and list below: 

 

Overview

In this module, you will finalize the completion of the full assessment of your own community. Your submission should be a minimum of 2000 words (maximum 2500 words) in length and should completely answer the proposed questions as listed under “Define the community.” You should have a minimum of three (3) references.

APA formatting is required and all responses should be combined into a single document for submission. Use the rubric as a guide for the evaluation method of the project. The practice experience project hours should be documented in Project Concert. You will have 2-4 hours in Module 2, 10-14 hours in Module 7, and 8-12 hours in Module 8, for a total of 20-30 hours for the course. This must be submitted in Project Concert. 

Defining the Community

Your community should be within a specifically designated geographic location.

One must clearly delineate the following dimensions before starting the process of community assessment:

• Describe the population that is being assessed?

• What is/are the race(s) of this population within the community?

• Are there boundaries of this group? If so, what are they?

• Does this community exist within a certain city or county?

• Are there general characteristics that separate this group from others?

• Education levels, birth/death rates, age of deaths, insured/uninsured?

• Where is this group located geographically…? Urban/rural?

• Why is a community assessment being performed? What purpose will it serve?

• How will information for the community assessment be collected?

Assessment

After the community has been defined, the next phase is assessment. The following items describe several resources and methods that can be used to gather and generate data. These items serve as a starting point for data collection. This is not an all-inclusive list of resources and methods that may be used when a community assessment is conducted.

The time frame for completion of the assessment may influence which methods are used (time frame 20-30 hours total). Nonetheless, these items should be reviewed to determine what information will be useful to collect about the community that is being assessed. It is not necessary to use all of these resources and methods; however, use of a variety of methods is helpful when one is exploring the needs of a community.

Data Gathering (collecting information that already exists)

Demographics of the Community

  • When demographic data are collected, it is useful to collect data from a variety of levels so comparisons can be made.
  • If the population that is being assessed is located within a specific setting, it may be best to contact that agency to retrieve specific information about that population.
  • The following resources provide a broad overview of the demographics of a city, county, or state:
  • American Fact Finder—Find population, housing, and economic and geographic data for your city based on U.S. Census data
  • State and County Quick Facts—Easy access to facts about people, business, and geography, based on U.S. Census data
  • Obtain information about a specific city or county on these useful websites:

Information from Government Agencies

  • Healthy People 2020—this resource is published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It identifies health improvement goals and objectives for the country to be reached by the year 2020
  • National Center for Health Statistics—this agency is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; this website provides statistical information about the health of Americans
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—The CDC website contains a large amount of information related to the health of the American population. The search engine within this website can be used to find relevant information
  • Federal agencies with statistical programs
  • Every state in the United States has its own specific health improvement plan and goals that are based on the Healthy People 2020 document. This information may be available on the state health department website.
  • State and local health departments provide information related to vital statistics for the community.

Other Data Sources

  • America’s Health Rankings—this website provides information about various health indicators for each state  
  • Other relevant data sources may be found by conducting an Internet search related to the topic that is being examined through the community assessment.

After data are collected from various sources, it is important to review the information and to identify assets and areas for improvement in the community by comparing local data (if available) versus state and national data. This will facilitate organization of the information that has already been obtained and will provide direction for the next step of the process.

Data Generation (data are developed that do not already exist)

Windshield Surveys

With the use of public transportation or by driving a vehicle around the community, one can observe common characteristics of the community.

Examples of key observations to make when one is assessing the community through a windshield survey include the following:

  • Age of the homes in the community
  • Location of parks and other recreational areas
  • Amount of space between homes and businesses
  • Neighborhood hangouts
  • Transportation in the community
  • Quality and safety of streets and sidewalks
  • Stores and other businesses
  • People out in the community
  • Cleanliness of the community
  • Billboards or other media displays
  • Places of worship
  • Healthcare facilities

Participant Observation

Spend time observing the population that is being assessed. Through observation of interactions among group members, much can be learned about the community, including the following:

  • Developmental level of the population
  • Effectiveness of peer-to-peer interactions
  • Respect for peers and others
  • Safety in the environment
  • Economic status

Informant Interviews

Informants could be people who are familiar with and interact with the population on a regular basis.

Examples of questions that may be asked of key informants include the following:

  • Strengths/assets of the community
  • Areas of improvement for the community
  • Concerns of community members
  • Access to health care
  • Emergency plans for natural or man-made disasters

Focus Groups

Focus groups (usually small groups of 6-12 people) can be helpful when one is gathering information about specific areas of concern within the population. Use of a focus group involves open dialogue about the population, whereas an interview or survey yields only individual responses.

  • Focus groups may be effective for assessing the following:
  • Satisfaction with services provided
  • Community resources used
  • Transportation issues within the community
  • Safety within the community
  • General concerns of members of the population

Surveys

Surveys may be used to collect data from the community. Selecting a sample of the target population may prove helpful in the collection of data that are easier to analyze. It is important to ensure that the sample is representative of the target population.

A survey should be developed that takes into consideration the developmental level of the group that is being assessed. Questions should be written at the appropriate developmental level, so they are answered in a way that makes the data useful. Surveys might include closed-ended (yes/no), multiple choice (several responses to choose from), Likert scale (Strongly Agree/Agree/Neutral/Disagree/Strongly Disagree), or open-ended (“why”/“how”) questions.

Topics that may be addressed in a survey include the following:

  • Demographic information
  • Status of employment
  • Safety within community
  • Safety in environment
  • Personal safety (seatbelts, helmets, etc.)
  • Stressors/stress management patterns
  • Risky behaviors
  • Support systems
  • Volunteer/community activities
  • Rest patterns
  • Nutrition
  • Dental hygiene
  • Health promotion activities
 

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Instructions:

1. Only use this book. (ebook attached) DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCE!!)

2. Use question-answer format—write out the question, then write a short essay answering it.  Do that for each question.  

3. Use quotes and page citations for each chapter (essays that don’t will be graded down).

4. I would like 70-90% of the answers are quotes for each question. The rest can be your ownwriting with very simple English PLEASE!

5. The essay needs to be total of 8 pages minimum. 

6. Double spaced Please. 

 

Questions:

Ch.6, The Revolution Within

1. In what ways did political and religious liberties expand after the Revolution?(Democratizing Freedom + Toward Religious Toleration)

2. How did the Revolution affect the status of women?(Daughters of Liberty)

Ch.7, Founding a Nation (1783-1789)

1. What events and ideas led to the belief in 1786 and 1787 that the Articles of Confederation were not working well?(America Under the Confederation)

2. What were the major arguments in support of the Constitution given by the Federalists? What were the major arguments against the Constitution put forth by the Anti-Federalists?(The Ratification Debate and the Origin of the Bill of Rights)

Ch.14, A New Birth of Freedom: The Civil War (1861-1865)

1. Describe how the North’s war aims evolved between 1861 and 1863, changing from simply preserving the Union to also ending slavery. What role did blacks play in winning the Civil War? (The Coming of Emancipation)

 

2. How did the war effort and leadership problems affect the society and economy of the Confederacy? (The Confederate Nation)

 

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  • Discuss specific STDs, causes, symptoms, complications, and treatment:             

**You should include a slide or two for each of the following:  Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, HIV, Syphillis, HPV

  • Discuss pregnancy and prevention

The assignment should be submitted in PowerPoint format, with at least 10 content slides (in addition to a title slide and reference slide) and include at least two scholarly sources other than provided materials.

 

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1. “What About YOUR Future?”

·         According to the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), “Big Data, robots, cognitive computing, and other emerging technologies are changing everything accountants do—from tax preparation to audits to M&A activity. Technology and automation will replace many accounting jobs in the next decade. Emerging skills needed include data governance and lifecycle, programming, business analytics, data visualization, and more. The status quo won’t cut it.”

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Law is always evolving.  It slowly changes over time in response to its environment.  In business, new types of products, services and practices drive the development of law as it is forced to adapt to situations we can’t even think about today.  A great example is the “gig” economy created by companies such as Uber and Lyft and their “do it yourself” ride service.

 

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In this assignment, you will develop two separate outlines use full sentences where needed do not just do bullet points for everything (2 pages for each health issues w/ atleast one scholary references for each topic cited APA format a total of 3 sources for both outlines must be used and cited throughout the outlines) to be used for my infographs (informative posters) to discuss two separate health issues relevant to the LGBT communities. In each infographic you will discuss:

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  • What social/behavioral/health system determinants affect this
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Make very generalized. We live in a middle-class suburbin area w/ normal public schools. 

 

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Identify your own level of preparedness should disaster strike in your area. Visit the Red Cross site:  http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready to review details on disaster preparedness kit, plan and information. Discuss your response to this information. Were you surprised at your level of readiness? What steps will you take to prepare yourself and your family for the possibility of disaster? How can you share this information with your community?

 

I live in NJ, the most common disasters are flash floods and hurricanes. My level of preparedness was not very good. This is a discussion post make the response as generalized as possible b.s. personal details as needed. 

 

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Disaster management

Identify your own level of preparedness should disaster strike in your area. Visit the Red Cross site:  http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready to review details on disaster preparedness kit, plan and information. Discuss your response to this information. Were you surprised at your level of readiness? What steps will you take to prepare yourself and your family for the possibility of disaster? How can you share this information with your community?

 

I live in NJ most common disasters are flash floods and hurricanes was not prepared in the least. This is a simple discussion most make as generalized as possible but remain professional/sounding educated and “B.S.” details as needed. Include one source.  

 

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