Community Assessment

Part 2: Community Assessment 

Review the . 

Review the Windshield Survey Resources 

Observe the community of Skokie, Illinois. You can use the internet and google maps to search or navigate about the community. 

Note: Please don’t forget to answer Winshield Survey Template which is uploaded as a file.

Consider aspects of the community that could affect residents’ health and any that may be applicable to the community. 

Conduct a windshield survey that addresses the following components: 

  • The age, nature, and condition of the communitys available housing 
  • Infrastructure needsroads, bridges, streetlights, and so on 
  • The presence or absence of functioning businesses and industrial facilities 
  • The location, condition, and use of public spaces 
  • The amount of activity on the streets at various times of the day, week, or year 
  • The noise level in various parts of the community 
  • The amount and movement of traffic at various times of day 
  • The location and condition of public buildingsthe city or town hall, courthouse, and so on 
  • Walkability of community; walking paths/biking paths/safety? Proximity for walkability to community resources? 
  • Public transportation availability? Cost? Accessibility? 
  • Social service centers? Public libraries? Parks? Churches? Community centers? Recreation centers? 
  • Health care facilities? How many? Clinics? Hospitals? Accessibility of health care resources? 
  • Food/nutrition? Food deserts? Grocery stores? 
  • Homeless population? Homeless services? 
  • Police/fire presence? 
  • Schools? Location? Physical condition of schools? 

Compile your windshield survey data, using the to include: 

  • Data overview of all community components as identified in the Community Tool Box Resource 
  • Strengths of community as evidenced by windshield survey 
  • Weaknesses (gaps in service) as evidenced by windshield survey 
  • Develop 1 family nursing diagnosis based upon identified gap in community resources as an indicator of potential poor health outcomes 

Format your assessment as noted: 

  • 18- to 20-slide presentation 
  • The slides should only contain essential information and as little text as possible. Do not design a slide presentation made up of long bullet points. Your speaker notes convey the details you would give if you were presenting. See this from Microsoft.com for more help.

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