The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a community assessment in a form of an interview and physical appraisal of the community.
Part I: Assessment
Based on the demographic (Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population particularly those aged 65 and above) and community site (Community health center) selected in the Topic 3 assignment(see attached if needed), perform a physical assessment of the community site using the “Functional Health Patterns Community Assessment Guide,” (See attached file), this document does not need to be filled out, but rather serves as a guide for what to look for in the physical assessment of the community site.
Part II: Interview
Conduct an interview with the appropriate representative (nursing manager) selected in Topic 3 regarding that person’s role and experiences within the community. Interviews can take place in person, by phone, or via Zoom.
Develop 5-10 interview questions to gather information about the representative’s role and the health issues faced within the selected community, the role of public health in addressing environmental issues, and the health issues faced within the selected community.
Part III: PowerPoint Presentation
Based on your interview/community assessment, create a PowerPoint presentation of 15-20 slides (slide count does not include title and references slide) describing the chosen community interest.
Include the following in your presentation:
- Summary of how the interview went, including responses to the questions.
- Description of the community and community boundaries including the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, educational level; ethnic and phenomenological features of the community, as well as types of social interactions; common goals and interests; and barriers and challenges, including any identified social determinants of health.
- Summary of community assessment, including funding sources and partnerships.
- Based on your findings from the interview/community assessment, discuss any issues that are lacking or can be improved upon for health promotion, modifying your teaching plan as needed to address these findings.
- A conclusion summarizing your key findings and a discussion of your impressions of the general health of the community.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA format ting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Resources if you need assistance.
Community Assessment and Representative Interview Analysis-Solution
Part I: Assessment
The selected community site is a community health center in Winston-Salem. The physical assessment focuses on secondary prevention/screening for vulnerable populations, in this case, older adults 65 years and above. The primary purpose of the assessment was to identify key health needs and problems through systematic and comprehensive data collection and analysis to give the organization robust information regarding the current health status, needs, and issues affecting the target population and the community at large. The assessment also assessed the community’s partnerships, funding sources, and health priorities.(Community Assessment Interview Sample-Essay)
The assessment findings indicate that the community health center has a steering community comprised of public health officers, hospital and healthcare professionals, EMS providers, law enforcers, public school system representatives, and community organizations as partners. The steering community addresses common health issues in the community. The assessment also found that the community has health priorities that include preventing chronic disease and related health conditions, promoting behavioral health, including reducing drug overdose and fostering mental health, improving life expectancy, preventing infectious diseases, and addressing social health determinants, particularly poverty and poverty education. The results also indicate funding sources for the community health center vary. Primary funding sources include reimbursements from Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. The center also receives federal and state grants; some are funded by the HRSA’s Community Health Center Fund (CHCF). Federal grant funding is through the Health Center Program. The community health center also has partnerships with the public school system, community organizations, epidemiology and surveillance program, and the local church association, especially the Union Baptist Church.(Community Assessment Interview Sample-Essay)
Part II: Interview
The interview was conducted in a community health center in Winston-Salem. The interview topic was secondary prevention/screenings for a vulnerable population. The target population was individuals 65 years and above. The interview focused on the health needs of this population. The nursing manager at the community health center was involved in the interview. The interview was in-person at the community health center. The purpose of the interview was to understand the role of the nurse manager in the community, common health issues the community health center faces, and the role of public health in addressing environmental issues the community faces, notably pollution from various industries like tobacco and cigarette, brewers, and textile. It also aims to understand the barriers and challenges in the community that hamper the community health center from delivering quality, safe, equitable, and affordable care and the community’s health priorities based on the identified health needs and issues. The determination of these interview aspects would help understand the current state of health in the community and the various health needs that must promptly address to promote a healthy community.(Community Assessment Interview Sample-Essay)
- What is the role of the nursing manager at this community health center?
- What are the common health issues faced at the community health center?
- What is the role of public health in addressing environmental issues facing the community?
- What are the barriers and challenges of delivering equitable, quality, and safe care in the community?
- What are the community’s health priorities?