NSG/482 Windshield Survey Template

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  • What is the role of community/public health nursing and community partnerships as they apply to your surveyed community?
  • What is the influence of social determinants of health, such as culture and access to resources, for your community?

NSG/482 v4

Windshield Survey Template

NSG/482 v4

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Windshield Survey Template

Data Overview

Data Strengths Weaknesses
Boundaries The village is small and can be managed incase of an outbreak of a disease in the area. The proximity to the forest can lead to wild fires which can destroy most the property within the area.
Housing and Zoning The residential and commercial houses built in the 1940s and 1950s were build using modern architectural designs and materials and they exist for decades. The disrepair of St. Charles factory and other schools that were abandoned by the Jews shows that these resources are unutilized and they need to be repaired or demolished to give way to new facilities such as hospitals.
Signs of Decay The village is clean and there are no trash, rubble and large dumpster. Therefore, the environment is free from vectors that cause diseases from these sites. Abandoned cars, and bordered-up buildings are dangerous to people and they can easily cause harm.
Parks and Recreation Areas Parks and recreation facilities in the village ensure that people live healthy lives by exercising in the parks, playgrounds and interacting with people from different cultures. During the COVID-19, these parks and recreation centers were dangerous because they could lead to direct contact between people which could transmit the disease.
Commons Skokie has fabulous grocery stores where the residents can visit and buy healthy, fresh foods that will ensure they live a healthy lifestyle. Some commons such as nightclubs and bars lead to unhealthy lifestyles and cause diseases such as Liver Cirrhosis from drinking and cancer from smoking cigarettes.
Stores Stores such as drug stores, provide residents with supplies on drugs when they are sick. Moreover, other stores such as laundry facilities ensure that people clean their clothes regularly. The availability of drug stores may lure the residents into drug abuse by buying drugs they are not prescribed. Moreover, home delivery for the grocery leads to sedentary lifestyle which cause chronic illnesses.
Transportation Skokie embrace means of transport such as bicycle riding and walking which promote health and well being and conserve the environment because bicycles do not emit harmful gases. High percentage of people in Skokie use their cars to drive to work, to the stores and back home. Thus, people may not exercise adequately which may cause obesity
Service Centers Social agencies such as department of human services ensure that the elderly in the village is not abused and that they receive adequate care because they represent a significant number of the population. There is only one hospital in the village which provides general services and it can be difficult for a person to access it when they need it the most. Therefore, those living far form the facility may succumb to emergency diseases before they arrive in the hospital.
Street People (and Animals) Skokie is very busy village during the day and people are engaged in productive activities. Therefore, people can afford to live upper class lifestyle and ensure they eat healthy. Dogs and other pets have a strong connection with their owners and it is inappropriate to deny them a chance to be brought in the parks. The owner must be responsible if it defecates.
Protective Services Every community requires security and other services such as fire fighting in case of fire outbreaks. The village has enough personnel and companies to ensure that people are not hurt during fires and they are protected from criminals. Despite having police station and police officers patrolling the area. Skokie still experience moderate crime levels which threaten the peaceful co-existence of the people.
Race Skokie has diverse people with whites, Asians, African Americans and people from two or more races. This population embrace diversity and people interact and exchange cultures Skokie embraces diversity, however, these races may develop social tension which may lead to undesired outcome such as insecurity in the area.
Ethnicity People have the freedom to practice their faith without discrimination. Schools teach various cultural and religious differences depending on the nature of the school. Ethnic stores, churches and languages may result in barriers where other population cannot access these places because they are set aside for one population.
Religion Religious facilities provide services to the people. They ensure that everyone access education at a place they are most comfortable. The differences in religion and separate facilities for various activities such as education deny children the opportunity to interact and share their cultures.
Class Most people in Skokie are upper class. Therefore, they can afford to live healthy life because they can buy healthy foods. The low level of poverty-stricken residents who cannot afford upper class lifestyle are likely to suffer from nutritional deficiency diseases.
Health Status The median age of the population is 44 years. Therefore, most residents are energetic and they can make good use of the resources in the village. One fifth of the population is made up of older population, this population is always at risk of chronic infections.
     

Data Summary

Please summarize your data by responding to the following:

1. Describe the strengths of community as evidenced by Windshield Survey.

 

2. Describe the weaknesses (gaps in service) as evidenced by Windshield Survey.

 

3. Identify 1 problem based on the identified gap in community resources as an indicator of potential poor health outcomes

 

According to the gaps identified in the community, one potential indicator of poor health outcomes at Skokie is the high population of the elderly in the village. 20% of the population comprise of people above 65 years. This population is vulnerable to chronic diseases and they need immediate care. Therefore, the growing proportion of the elderly population is a potential indicator of poor health outcomes in the area.

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