Provide a report of 4–6 pages based on the outline below.

This assignment will require that you go into your community and retrieve information.
The following categories are grouped according to community systems, and they will be the focus of this community assessment. Much of the data will be found through computer databases, windshield survey, and talking with key informants in the community. Cite or reference each source of data collected.
Section 1: Impacts of Health and Social Services
A.Location and history of community or population chosen (e.g., when did the parish program or clinic or homeless shelter start, and who started it?)
B.Determine what geographical area your community assessment should consider. It should be census track (very small) or zip code level or (large) at the county and city levels.
C.Vital and demographic statistics of the community in general i.Population density
ii.Population composition (gender, age, and race distribution and ethnic origin)
iii.Population characteristics (marital status and family types)
iv.Mortality characteristics (infant and maternal mortality rates, leading cause of death)
v.Morbidity characteristics (incidence and prevalence rates of specific diseases)
D.Values, beliefs, and religious practices i.Identify the underlying beliefs and values of the population chosen.

Section 2: Impacts of Economics and Physical Environment
Describing the community and whether it is predominately residential, commercial, or a combination. Include a windshield survey of the area. Describe the community and include the following physical elements.
A.Physical elements (windshield survey of the community – this requires physically going into your community) i.Natural resources including geography, climate, terrain
ii.Housing and zoning
iii.Open spaces and parks
iv.Boundaries: may also want to use a map, including major roads
v.Commons or hangouts
vi.Shopping areas for meeting basic needs
vii.Churches or places of worship
B.Environmental inspection report i.Describe the physical layout of the chosen agency or organization.
ii.What is the water report for the community?
iii.What hazardous materials are within the community?
C.Financial indicators of the area i.Financial characteristics of households
ii.Business and industries
iii.Labor force (employment status, occupations)
iv.Major banks, savings and loans, and credit unions

Section 3: Safety and Transportation on Community Health
A.Safety and transportation i.Fire and police protection
ii.Sanitation, which includes water sources and treatment, solid waste
iii.Air quality
iv.Private and public transportation
vi.Air and rail service

Section 4: Politics and Government on Community Health
A.Politics and government i.Type of government
ii.Elected officials, terms, office location, house, availability
iii.Community leaders
iv.Politically active community organizations

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