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Assignment: Windshield Survey/Community Assessment

Conduct a “Windshield Survey” in a section of your community. Instructions for the survey can be found in Stanhope and Lancaster (2020) on page 383, Table 17.5.  As you notice, conducting a Windshield Survey requires that you either walk around or drive around a particular section of the community and take notes about what you observe. A Windshield Survey cannot be conducted by reviewing websites or Google Earth only. It requires actually taking a look at the selected area of the community. This survey should be focused on the problem and population you have selected for your practicum project. If you choose, for example, obesity among Hispanic schoolchildren, you might want to locate a section of the community where many Hispanic children live, or you might want to conduct the Windshield Survey around where Hispanic children attend school. If Hispanic children are not found in a specific section of your community (e.g., Chinatown in San Francisco or Harlem in New York), then you may select the section of the community where you live or work but pay particular attention to your practicum population and practicum problem as you conduct a survey of the community as viewed through the eyes of the public health nurse.

Submit a 3- to 4-page paper including:

  • Introduction to the community, including the name of the community and any interesting or historical facts you would like to add about where you live
  • Photographs of the selected area of the community that serve as evidence of your observations and hypotheses
  • Windshield Survey findings, including a description of the section of your community that you chose to survey
  • Description of the Vulnerable Population and Available Resources

    • Demographics of the vulnerable population
    • What social determinants create their vulnerable status?
    • What community strengths exist to assist this population?
  • Conclusions based on Nursing Assessment of the Community
  • Select at least 5 scholarly resources to support your assessment. Websites may be included but the paper must include scholarly resources in its development.

For this Assignment, review the following:

  • AWE Checklist (Level 4000)
  • BSN Program Top Ten Citations and References
  • Walden paper template (no abstract or running head required)
  • The Assignment 3 Rubric

NO NEED FOR PICTURES TO BE ADDED. I HAVE MY OWN PICTURES I CAN INSERT IN THE PAPER ONCE COMPLETE

Assignment: Windshield Survey/Community Assessment Conduct a “Windshield Survey” in a section of your community. Instructions for the survey can be found in Stanhope and Lancaster (2020) on page 383
WINDSHIELD SURVEY INFORMATION A windshield survey is an informal survey where the health professional drives around the community/area they are researching, and records his/her observations. For Nurses to be able to knowledgeably plan services for a community, it is essential to know a specific community, identify health -related resources that may be helpful to members, and learn about gaps in services. A windshield survey is conducted from a car and provides a visual overview of a community. Conditio ns and trends in the community that could affect the health of the population are noted. This data provides background and context for working in the community or for conducting a community assessment. A prize will be awarded to the best group using a grad ing scale of 4 (Meets or exceeds the objective), 3 (Good meets the objectives), 2 (addresses some of the objectives), and 1 (does not meet the objectives) by your peers using the survey. Cities to survey: Utilize the attached document (Windshield Survey) a s a guide for the paragraphs for your formal paper. When completed, print and turn in the document to the instructor. The completed community assessment will be part of your in class discussion. If specific data is required to complete the survey you mus t reference the source and include a reference page using APA (6th edition) format. Typically, information/data/statistics can be found online using government sites. See the Web Links tab for resources. MY COMMUNITY SURVEY IS NEW KENT COUNTY IN VIRGINIA New Kent County is a county in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia . As of the 2010 United St ates Census , its population was 18,429. [1] Its county seat is New Kent .[2] New Kent County is included in the Greater Richm ond Region . Contents • 1History • 2Geography o 2.1Adjacent counties o 2.2Protected areas [10] o 2.3Lakes [10] • 3Demographics • 4Education • 5Transportation o 5.1Highways o 5.2Railroads o 5.3Air • 6Attractions • 7Communities o 7.1Census -designated place o 7.2Unincorporated communities [10] • 8Media • 9Politics • 10See also • 11References • 12External links History [edit ] New Kent County was established in 1654, using territory annexed from York County ,[3] and was organized and settled by William Claiborne. The county’s name originated because several prominent inhabitants, including William Claiborne , recently had been forced from their settlement at Kent Island, Maryland , by Lord Baltimore upon the formation of Maryland .[4] Claiborne had named the island for his birthplace in Kent , England. New Kent County is the birthplace of two US presidents’ wives – Martha Washington and Letitia Christian Tyler . The church where George and Martha Washington are believed to have been wed, St. Peter’s , still holds services today. The Chickahominy Indians frequented this area, as well as nearby Charles City County , and two tribes are still well -established in this area. Among the earliest settlers of New Kent County was Nicholas Gentry, who settled in New Kent in 1684. The parish register books of St. Peter’s Parish show that Nicholas Gentry’s daughter was baptized in the church in 1687. The records also reflect other Gentrys, probably Nicholas Gentry’s relations, Peter and Samuel Gentry. [5] As the result of arson confessed to by John Price Posey and Tho Green, and allegedly involving “a negro boy belonging to W. Chamberlayne” on July 15, 1787, many l ater county records were burned, making identifying relationships between family members difficult. [6] Due to the “many Inconveniencys” suffered by the “Upper Inhab itants by reason of their Great distance from the Court house and other places usually appointed for publick meetings”, New Kent County was divided “into Two distinct Countys and that that part of the County lyeing below the parish of Saint Paul shall for Ever thereafter be called and knowne by the Name of New Kent County And that that part of the County which lyeth in the parish of Saint Paul Shall be called and knowne by the Name of Hannover County”. In 1720, a portion of New Kent County known then as St. Paul’s Parish was formed into a separate county, now Hanover County .[7][8] In 2006, the US Census Bureau rated New Kent County among the top 100 fastest -growing counties in the U.S. [9] Geography [edit ] The northeast border of the county is defined by the meanderings of the Pamunkey River , and the southwest county border is similarly defined by the Chickahominy River . The county terrain consists of rolling hills, either wooded or devoted to agriculture, and carved by drainages. [10] The terrain slopes to the east and south, with its highest point on the west border at 174′ (53m) ASL. [11] The county has a total area of 223 sq mi (579 km 2), of which 210 sq mi (543 km 2) are land and 14 square miles (36 km 2) (6.23%) are covered by water. Quinton, VA [12] Climate chart ( explanation ) J F M A M J J A S O N D 3.3 48 27 2.9 51 29 4 60 36 3.3 71 45 3.9 78 54 3.4 86 64 4.5 89 68 4.3 88 66 3.9 81 59 3.2 71 47 3.5 62 39 3.4 51 30 Average max. and min. temperatures in °F Precipitation totals in inches show Metric conversion Adjacent counties [edit ] • King William County – north • King and Queen County – northeast • James City County – southeast • Charles City County -south • Henrico County – southwest • Hanover County – west Protected areas [10] [edit ] • Crawfords State Forest • Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve Lakes [10] [edit ] • Cooks Millpond • Davis Pond • Davis Pond North • Diascund Creek Reservoir • Goddins Pond • Kent Lake • Old Forge Pond • Richardson Millpond (part) • Taylor Pond Demographics [edit ] Historical population Census Pop. %± 1790 6,239 — 1800 6,363 2.0% 1810 6,478 1.8% 1820 6,630 2.3% 1830 6,458 −2.6% 1840 6,230 −3.5% 1850 6,064 −2.7% 1860 5,884 −3.0% 1870 4,381 −25.5% 1880 5,515 25.9% 1890 5,511 −0.1% 1900 4,865 −11.7% 1910 4,682 −3.8% 1920 4,541 −3.0% 1930 4,300 −5.3% 1940 4,092 −4.8% 1950 3,995 −2.4% 1960 4,504 12.7% 1970 5,300 17.7% 1980 8,781 65.7% 1990 10,445 19.0% 2000 13,462 28.9% 2010 18,429 36.9% 2019 (est.) 23,091 [13] 25.3% US Decennial Census [14] 1790 -1960 [15] 1900 -1990 [16] 1990 -2000 [17] 2010 -2012 [1] As of the 2010 United States Census , 18,429 people were living in the county; 81.7% were White , 13.5% African American , 1.1% Nativ e American , 0.9% Asian , 0.5% of some other race, and 2.3% of two or more races . About 2.1% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). By ancestry, 15.2% were of English , 11.7% American , 10.6% German , and 9.4% Irish descent. [18] At the 2000 United States Census , 13,462 people, 4,925 households and 3,895 families were residing in the county. The population density was 64.1/sqmi (24.8/km 2). The 5,203 housing units averaged 24.8 per sq mi (9.57/km 2). The racial makeup of the county was 80.26% White, 16.20% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. About 1 .31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 4,925 households, 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.60% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.90% w ere not families. About 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65, and the average family size was 2.97. The county’s age distribution was 25.00% under 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 32.00% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.90 males. Th e median income for a household was $53,595, and for a family was $60,678. Males had a median income of $40,005 versus $28,894 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,893. About 4.90% of the population and 3.40% of families were below the poverty line. Of the people living in poverty, 7.40% were under the age of 18 and 7.00% were 65 or older. Education [edit ] New Kent County has four schools within its school system. [19] The two elementary schools are New Kent Elementary and George W. Watkins Elementary. The school system also includes New Kent Middle School and New Kent High School. All four schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Educa tion. At the high -school level, various honors and advanced -placement courses are available, along with dual enrollment through Rappahannock Community College. Gifted and enrichment programs are offered in all grades kindergarten through 12th grade. [20] The roughly 430 employees include 220 licensed teachers, seven guidance counselors, four media specialists, four principals, five assistant principals, and a central office staff composed of one superintendent and five directors. [21] As of 2018, the superintendent is Brian Nichols, [22] and the assistant superintendent is Ed Smith. New Kent County received a new site for Rappahannock Community College in 2015, [23] located at the renovated “historic” New Kent High School site. The site offers engineering, nursing, and basic co llege -level courses in New Kent. Transportation [edit ] Highways [edit ] • Interstate 64 traverses the county, with four exits (205, 211, 214, and 220), roughly paralleling U.S. 60 . • Major state highways include State Routes 30 , 33 , 106 , 155 , 249 , and 273 . Railroads [edit ] • CSX Transportation • Norfolk Southern No passenger rail stations are in New Kent County. The nearest Amtrak service is at stations in Williamsburg and Richmond SECTION OF COMMUNITY I SURVEY IS CUMBERLAND HOSPITAL: MY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT Hospital Services Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents, located in New Kent, Virginia, employs a team of professionals who are experts in childhood development, diseases, injuries and emotional adaptation. We use the latest approaches in medical management and adaptive skill – building to help young people ages two to 22 heal physica lly and develop emotionally. At Cumberland Hospital, patients and their families learn effective strategies for managing the disease in daily living so they can begin to enjoy life again. Brain Injuries Brain injuries can impact a person’s emotional outlook and behavior. We help children and adolescents heal physically and emotionally in a nurturing environment by using positive reinforcement and medical techniques. We offer a comprehensive array of treatment services for traumatic brain inj uries, from coma recovery to acute rehabilitation. Learn More Chronic Illness Chronic illnesses can be difficult for children to handle, especially if the y feel different from their friends. They may react with defiant, impulsive or depressive behaviors, and the entire family may feel the effects of the disease as a result. Combining positive reinforcement with medical treatment, our experienced professiona ls help young people and their families not just cope with — but flourish in — life with chronic illness. Learn More Neurobehavioral Program Our neurobehavioral program is designed specifically for youth whose neurological impairments are compounded by behavior issues. Because each patient’s physical, cognitive and emotional rehabilitative needs vary, our clinical team designs customized treatment plans using the many services available at Cumberland Hospital. Learn More
Assignment: Windshield Survey/Community Assessment Conduct a “Windshield Survey” in a section of your community. Instructions for the survey can be found in Stanhope and Lancaster (2020) on page 383
INFORMATION ON CHILDREN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL IN 2020 AND 2021 WITH OBESITY AND DIABETES 2020 ( TOTAL ADMISSIONS 138 KIDS) CHILD 1 — OBESE WITH PREDIABETES/AGE 14/FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 2 — OBESE WITH PREDIABETES/AGE 15/ FROM SOUTH CAROLINA CHILD 3— OBESE/AGE 17/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 4 — OBESES/AGE 18/ FROM WASHINTON D.C CHILD 5 — OBESE WITH TYPE2 DIABETES/AGE 14/ FROM NEW YORK CHILD 6 — OBESE/AGE 14/ FROM ALABAMA CHILD 7 — OSESE/AGE 13/ FROM ALABAMA 2021 (TOTAL ADMISSIONS 83 KIDS) CHILD 1 —OBESE/AGE 12/ FROM VIRGINIA CHILD 2 — OBESE WITH TYPE2 DIABETES/ AGE 16/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 3 — OBESE/AGE 15/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 4 — OBESE/AGE 17/ FROM FLORIDA CHILD 5 — OBESE/ AGE 16/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 6 — TYPE2 DIABETES/ AGE 15/ FR OM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 7 — OBESE WITH TYPE2 DIABETES/ AGE 16/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 8 — TYPE 2 DIABETES/ AGE 14/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA CHILD 9 — TYPE 2 DIABETES/ AGE 13/ FROM NORTH CAROLINA THIS INFORMATION CAN BE TIED INTO ASSIGNMENT/PAPER TO SHOW TREND AND STATISITICS ON MY TARGET POPULATION WITH IS CHILDHOOD OBESITY LEADING TO DIABETES