Community Analysis and Program Paper #3

Community Analysis and Program Paper#3

  • Writing the Community Analysis and Project Paper
    • SECTION II: Assessment
      • Demographics
        • Describe the following demographic and socio-economic characteristics of your geographic community:
          • Demographics
          • Population size and density
          • Racial and ethnic diversity
          • Percentage of households where language other than English is spoken
          • Educational levels for residents > 25 years of age
          • Current unemployment rate
          • Types of occupations of residents
          • Per capita income
          • Percent of households with incomes below the federal poverty level
          • Median value of homes
          • Average age of homes
          • Demographics conclusion & summary – interpret demographics information, compare to surrounding areas if appropriate.
      • Windshield Survey
        • Summarize windshield survey observations with a focus on health and wellness. survey is attached Below
        • Important available community resources to help families achieve optimal levels of wellness can be listed in the Appendix.
      • Representation
        • Describe thelocal government structure
        • Who are the state representatives and what is their party affiliation?
        • Who represents the members of this community in the United States Congress?
      • Vital and Health statistics
        • Summarize the most current available data with comparison to state and/or national rates for perspective, including the following information (tables may be utilized for succinct presentation and easy comparison):
          • incidence and prevalence of 5 most common major chronic diseases (identify chronic diseases);
          • death rates for 5 leading causes of death;
          • infant mortality rates;
          • incidence of births to mothers < 20 years of age;
          • incidence and prevalence of 5 most common reportable communicable diseases;
          • crime/violence statistics; may include child abuse statistics; and
          • Vital and health statistics conclusion & summary – analyze the data.
      • Vulnerable Population/Practice Experience Environment
        • Describe the location of your Practice Experience, the mission/vision of the agency/organization, and the population served.
      • Community leader/key informant interviews
        • Summarize results of the community leader/key informant interview, including at least one who is directly involved with your Practice Experience environment.
        • Describe the role of the informant in the community and analyze the interviews addressing areas or community and/or population concerns expressed most frequently.
    • SECTION III: Diagnosis and Plan
      • Community Diagnosis
        • Critically evaluate all data collected and use the results to develop a community diagnosis
        • Create a feasible, collaborative, community intervention to address one wellness deficit or gap in care or services identified in the analysis of this community). Include a measurable plan objective (e.g., in three years there will be a __% reduction in the number of _________in the community).
        • Summarize identified wellness deficits or gaps in care or services of your Practice Experience population and describe the plan you developed to address them.
    • SECTION IV – Implementation and Evaluation
      • Summarize barriers and facilitators for implementing your community-wide plan (based on your analysis of this community, interviews, and/or your practice experience in this community).
      • Who has been or could/would be instrumental and able to implement your plan for this community, or who would benefit from the information you obtained in your community analysis?
      • Describe the methods used and outcomes of your health education project evaluation (include education plan in Appendix).
        • Actual evaluation results can be formative and/or summerative.
      • Summarize barriers and facilitators for implementing your plan to address wellness deficits or gaps in care or services in your Practice Experience population.
      • What differences, if any, did you observe between the needs of the geographic community (as identified in your diagnosis) and those of your Practice Experience population?
      • Conclusion: In one paragraph, summarize your geographic community and Practice Experience population assessment, proposed intervention(s), and projections for the ability of this community to reduce the identified gap(s) in care or services.


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