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NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 2 Assessing Community Health Care Needs

Community Health Assessment

The community health assessment helps in identifying the health needs and resources by using collective data analysis. The community assessment assists in analyzing public health problems and guides the health departments regarding community health improvement plans (CDC, 2019). The healthcare departments and organizations used the data for improving the outcomes. The assessment will describe the results of the Windfield survey for assessing the needs and also discuss the environmental analysis and SDOH for the community of Jordan which is a small town in Minnesota.

NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 2 Assessing Community Health Care Needs

Executive Summary

General Condition and Public Health Needs

Jordan is a small town located in Scott County Minnesota. A survey shows that the population of Jordan in 2023 is about 7,013 (World Population Review, 2023). The overall median age of people is nearly 31 years. The calculated median age for males is about 30.6. The calculated median age for females is about 31.6. The health needs and resources of the Jordan community were assessed with the help of a Windfield survey. According to the Windfield Survey, the community has city halls, middle, elementary, and high schools, a library, and healthcare departments for providing medical services. The presence of holy places i.e, churches, centers for education and community activities, shopping areas and plazas, and gardens were also found in the survey (Capella University, n.d.). The data from the survey shows that people in Jordan are living and enjoying a better life because of the availability of resources. The middle and high schools in Jordan are renovated and provide art programs, athletics, and academic-related extracurricular activities. The elementary school at 815 Sunset Dr. offers many enrichment programs and uses modern technology to encourage the students for learning new skills. The community provides good health services that include inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medical care. For recreational activities, the community provides three gym stations, walking tracks, and fitness centers. For religious purposes, the community has churches like Hope Lutheran church and the Baptist church. For the older population, there is a community called Oak Terrace senior living that provides assisted living and memory care to the old persons. The Jordan community provides a residential area that provides well-maintained homes. Fresh markets, shopping plazas, and grocery stores are available in the area. Overall the condition of the community is good but some factors need to be improved for providing better services to people.

The data from the World population review shows that there are various racial groups living in Jordan that includes White, Black or African American, and Asians (World Population Review, 2023). Most of the people in Jordan died due to health diseases that include heart complications (18%), cancer (15%), and stroke (12%) (CDC, 2019). The community needs to take health initiatives to reduce the risks associated with dangerous diseases. The healthcare services (nutrition support, diagnostic care, mental health care), fire risks, and air quality in Jordan also need improvement (Data USA, n.d.). The physical environment factors are the air quality index and fire risks. They directly impacted the health conditions of people in the community (Jaffe et al., 2020). The limitation of the survey is that it did not consider the statistical data for ethnic groups in the community. The statistical data is important to analyze the percentage of ethnic groups to properly evaluate needs and resources. The factors that caused risks to me while conducting the survey were crime and theft in the Jordan community. As the reports from crime grade data show after every two days and 12 hours a crime happened in Jordan (Crime Grade Data, n.d.). This was a serious safety concern for me in the survey conduction. A study by Hardman et al. (2020) stated that lower socioeconomic status resulted in health disparities and inequities. Eguiluz‐Gracia et al. (2020) evaluated that the quality of air directly impacted the health condition of people. Clean air is crucial for the well-being of individuals. So the factors of socioeconomic status, air quality, and crime rate need to be addressed in the Jordan community to improve the health conditions of people. 

Environmental Analysis

The environmental analysis help in identifying the internal and external factors that affect people’s health and well-being. The question that I am trying to answer is about the environmental factors that affect the health and well-being of people living in the Jordan community. The first environmental factor is the quality of the water. The data shows that the quality of water is not good as it contains lead, copper, oxides, microbial and radioactive contaminants. These contaminants deteriorate the quality of water. These contaminants are more vulnerable to immune-compromised patients, infants, and pregnant women (JordanMN, 2021). The WHO reports show that contaminated water results in many diseases like cholera, diarrhea, and hepatitis (World Health Organization, 2019). The second environmental factor is air quality as the data shows that the air quality index of Jordan is 77 and it results in 24.2% of respiratory illnesses in Jordan (Best Places, n.d.). Poor air quality results in chronic airway diseases that badly affect the lungs and bronchitis (Burney & Amaral, 2019). The third factor is the socioeconomic status of people belonging to different racial groups in Jordan. The differences in socioeconomic status resulted in health disparities and inequalities (Stormacq et al., 2018). These factors and their related consequences and threats affect the population health in the community. The opportunities that are available for healthcare experts in the community are that they can take initiatives for providing better healthcare access to all people without any socio-economic differences. Healthcare providers need to start educational sessions for raising awareness among people to get their rights recommended by the principles of social justice and cultural competence care. The survey data also shows that there are empty spaces available for business opportunities, so there is a need for using these empty places to provide benefits to vulnerable people (Capella University, n.d.). 

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

The SDOH includes socio-economic and physical factors that impact the health and well-being of individuals in getting access to care (Hill-Briggs et al., 2020). These factors affected community health in their access to resources and needs. The survey data shows that there are various racial groups living in Jordan that include whites, African-Americans, and Asians (Capella University, n.d.). All these racial groups have certain issues related to social, physical, and mental health. Social factors that include poverty, lack of education, and racism among racial groups resulted in many diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer that cause health disparities and inequities (Levitt et al., 2020). The low income of racial groups affects their access to medical care, food, and shelter. Some other factors are population size which affects access to resources and needs. The data shows that the population of Jordan increased by a percentage of 5.36% annually with a growth rate of 1.73% (World Population Review, 2023). The increase in population also increases the competition in getting resources. The poverty rate in Jordan is about 15.30% (World Population Review, 2023). The poverty rate of Jordan is greater than the national poverty rate of the US. The 2022 national poverty rate in the US is 12.8% (US Census Bureau, 2022). The findings are based on the assumption that in Jordan various racial groups are living and have various needs and requirements. The racial difference among groups resulted in health disparities and inequities.

NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 2 Assessing Community Health Care Needs

Summary of Findings 

The collected information from the Windfield survey and environment analysis is listed in table 1 in the appendix. The needs, environmental factors, and social determinants of health for the community of Jordan are explained in detail to evaluate the general condition of the community. The community needs to take health initiatives to reduce the risks associated with dangerous diseases. The opportunities that are available for healthcare experts in the community are that they can take initiatives for providing better healthcare access to all people without any socio-economic differences. From the survey, I have learned that detailed statistical analysis is required for comparing the results. I have also learned about the health needs and concerns of the Jordan community and the factors that need improvement. The findings from the survey will also help me in future projects to effectively collect and analyze the data.  

References

Best Places. (n.d.). Health in Jordan, Minnesota. Bestplaces.net. https://www.bestplaces.net/health/city/minnesota/jordan 

Burney, P., & Amaral, A. F. S. (2019). Air pollution and chronic airway disease: Is the evidence always clear? The Lancet, 394(10215), 2198–2200. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(19)32537-1 

Capella University (n.d.). Environment analysis and windshield survey. Retrieved from: https://media.capella.edu/coursemedia/MSN6218/vilahealthenvironmentalanalysiswindshieldsurvey/wrapper.asp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019, February 6). CDC Global Health – Jordan. Www.cdc.gov. https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/countries/jordan/ 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019, April 8). CDC – Home – Community Health Assessment – STLT Gateway. Www.cdc.gov. https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/cha/index.html#:~:text=A%20community%20health%20assessment%2C%20also 

Crime Grade Data. (n.d.). The safest and most dangerous places in Jordan, MN: Crime maps and statistics | CrimeGrade.org. Crimegrade.org. https://crimegrade.org/safest-places-in-jordan-mn/ 

Data USA. (n.d.). Jordan, MN | Data USA. Datausa.io. https://datausa.io/profile/geo/jordan-mn 

Eguiluz‐Gracia, I., Mathioudakis, A. G., Bartel, S., Vijverberg, S. J. H., Fuertes, E., Comberiati, P., Cai, Y. S., Tomazic, P. V., Diamant, Z., Vestbo, J., Galan, C., & Hoffmann, B. (2020). The need for clean air: The way air pollution and climate change affect allergic rhinitis and asthma. Allergy, 75(9). https://doi.org/10.1111/all.14177 

Hardman, R., Begg, S., & Spelten, E. (2020). What impact do chronic disease self-management support interventions have on health inequity gaps related to socioeconomic status: A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-5010-4 

Hill-Briggs, F., Adler, N. E., Berkowitz, S. A., Chin, M. H., Gary-Webb, T. L., Navas-Acien, A., Thornton, P. L., & Haire-Joshu, D. (2020). Social determinants of health and diabetes: A scientific review. Diabetes Care, 44(1), 258–279. https://doi.org/10.2337/dci20-0053 

Jaffe, D. A., O’Neill, S. M., Larkin, N. K., Holder, A. L., Peterson, D. L., Halofsky, J. E., & Rappold, A. G. (2020). Wildfire and prescribed burning impacts on air quality in the United States. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 70(6). https://doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2020.1749731 

JordanMN. (2021). Jordan 2021 drinking water report. Jordanmn.gov. https://jordanmn.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Jordan-2021-Drinking-Water-Report.pdf

Levitt, A., Mermin, J., Jones, C. M., See, I., & Butler, J. C. (2020). Infectious diseases and injection drug use: Public health burden and response. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 222(Supplement_5), S213–S217. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa432 

Stormacq, C., Van den Broucke, S., & Wosinski, J. (2018). Does health literacy mediate the relationship between socioeconomic status and health disparities? Integrative review. Health Promotion International, 34(5). https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/day062 

US Census Bureau. (2022, October 4). The poverty rate of children is higher than the national rate, lower for Older populations. Census.gov. https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/10/poverty-rate-varies-by-age-groups.html 

World Health Organization. (2019, June 14). Drinking-water. Www.who.int. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water#:~:text=Water%20and%20health 

World Population Review, 2023. (n.d.). Jordan, Minnesota population 2022 (Demographics, maps, graphs). Worldpopulationreview.com. https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/jordan-mn-population 

NURS FPX 6218 Assessment 2 Assessing Community Health Care Needs

Appendix

Table 1: Windshield Survey and Environmental Analysis

Category

Questions

Observations and Impressions

SWOT Category

References

Community Size

What is the current increase in population size of the Jordan community?

The data shows that the population of Jordan increased by a percentage of 5.36% annually with a growth rate of 1.73%

Threat

(World Population Review, 2023)

Population

What is the consequence of the increase in population size of the Jordan Community?

The increase in population also increases the competition in getting resources. The poverty rate in Jordan is about 15.30%.

Threat

(World Population Review, 2023)

Age

What is the median age for males and females in the Jordan community?

The calculated median age for males is about 30.6. The calculated median age for females is about 31.6.  

Strength

(World Population Review, 2023)

Ethnicity

Which ethnic groups are living in Jordan?

The data from the World population review shows that there are various racial groups living in Jordan that includes White, Black or African American, and Asians

Opportunity

(World Population Review, 2023)

Health Issues

What health issues are faced by the Jordanian community?

Cholera, diarrhea, hepatitis, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer

Threat

(World Health Organization, 2019).

Health Care Services

What healthcare services are available for the older population? 

For the older population, there is a community called Oak Terrace senior living that provides assisted living and memory care to the old persons.

Opportunity and strength

(Capella University, n.d.)

Churches

Are there enough churches for the Jordan community? 

Yes, there are seven churches that the Jordan community uses for religious purposes

Strength 

(Capella University, n.d.)

Schools

What services are provided by schools in the Jordan community? 

The middle and high schools in Jordan are renovated and provide art programs, athletics, and academic-related extracurricular activities. The elementary school at 815 Sunset Dr. offers many enrichment programs and uses modern technology to encourage the students for learning new skills.

Strength and Opportunity

(Capella University, n.d.)

Businesses

Are there business opportunities available in Jordan Community? 

The survey data also shows that there are empty spaces available for business opportunities, so there is a need for using these empty places to provide benefits to vulnerable people

Oppurtunity

(Capella University, n.d.)

Buildings

What is the condition of buildings in the Jordan community?

Some buildings are middle class and some are maintained

Weakness

(Capella University, n.d.)

Restaurants

Is there any opportunity for restaurants in the Jordan community? 

Yes, the empty places are available which can be utilized.

Opportunity

(Capella University, n.d.)

Social Factors

How do social factors impact health and services?

Social factors that include poverty, lack of education, and racism among racial groups resulted in many diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer that cause health disparities and inequities

Weakness

(Levitt et al., 2020)

 

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