This windscreen study is a simple observation of a community. It involves aggregation of informations to assist specify the community, the tendency within the community, stableness of the community and alterations that may specify the wellness of the community. Many dimensions of the community can be observed from a auto thrust detecting the community life, and environment. Common features to be noted are the people walking the street, garnering topographic points in the community, quality of houses, community life beat, and geographic boundaries ( Stanhope & A ; Lancaster, 2012, p. 409-410 ) . Community is defined widely by ( Stanhope & A ; Lancaster, 2012 ) . Harmonizing to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) community is a group of people, populating in a specific geographical country. They may portion a common civilization, norms and values. Members of the community gain their societal and personal individuality by sharing their common beliefs, norms and values which has been developed by the community ( Stanhope & A ; Lancaster, 2012, p. 397 ) . Community wellness is the meeting of the community corporate demands by designation of the community jobs, pull offing the behaviours in the community and between the larger society and community ( Stanhope & A ; Lancaster, 2012, p. 401 ) .
The community partnerships helps to convey about the alterations necessary to carry through the vision of Healthy People 2020. A foundation is provided by Healthy People 2020 for national wellness publicity and disease bar. It is necessary to hold community partnerships in order for the ballad community members to hold vested involvement in the community success to better the community wellness Stanhope & A ; Lancaster, 2012, p 402 ) . Community as client is the community as the nurse client. The community is merely the client when the focal point of the nurse is on the common or corporate good of the community alternatively of the wellness of one person ( Stanhope & A ; Lancaster, 2012, p. 398 ) . The community chosen for this windscreen study is the metropolis I presently reside in, Virginia Beach. It is located in the province of Virginia and a portion of the Hampton roads. Hampton Roads consist of seven metropoliss which are Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk and Portsmouth. In my metropolis of Virginia Beach I live in the Ocean Front Community.
We have a big military community related to the Naval Base Oceana Naval Air Weapon station. Virginia Beach is 249.02 square stat mis and the individuals per square stat mis are 1,758.9. The population estimation in 2013 is 48,479. Persons under 5 old ages of age is 6.7 % . The per centum of Persons under 18 old ages of age is 23.1 % . Persons 65 old ages of age or older is 11.8 % . Female per centum is 50.9 % . The per centum of Whites entirely is 68.9 % , Blacks are 20.0 % , Alaska indigen and American Indian 0.5 % , Asians 6.6 % , Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander is 0.2 % , individuals with two or more races is 3.9 % and Hispanics are 7.5 % . Persons shacking in the same place greater than a twelvemonth is 82.2 % of the population. High school alumnuss or individual with a higher instruction makes up 93.6 % . The seasoned population for 2009-2013 is 61,100. The average value of places are $ 267,600 with 2.62 individuals per family. The average family income is $ 65,219. Persons populating below the poorness degree is 7.9 % ( United States Census Bureau. n.d. ) . Virginia Beach is located alongside the Atlantic Ocean on the E and the Chesapeake Bay to the North.
The mean lift of the metropolis is 12 pess ( VB GeoFacts and Information, n.d. ) . VB GeoFacts and Information. ( n.d. ) . The places in the community are largely two narrative places colonial manner, or brick and aluminum side places and one narrative places. Homes in the community are good kept with manicured lawns. There are some condominiums and flats in the country. There is no marks of abandoned edifices in the countries observed for the windscreen study. Virginia Beach is known for its touristry particularly in the summer months. Not many walkers were noted walking along the street in the community during the current winter month. Joggers were noted early forenoon and eventides in the ocean front country of the community. Public transit available in the metropolis of Virginia Beach are coachs and cab cabs. There is no light rail system or train system that provides transit. There are legion attractive forces such as the fish tank, the botanical garden, the boardwalk, ocean zephyr Water Park. There are many unfastened organic structure of H2O around in the community for angling besides the Atlantic Ocean.
There are two promenades located in the community Pembroke promenade and Lynnhaven Mall. Many eating houses are available with a healthy picks. Merely five fast nutrient eating houses were noted on an 8 stat mi thrust. There was 3 ABC shops noted selling spirits, and 2 Totally Wine shops noted. There are two ace Walmart shops, one regular Walmart, and a Walmart Neighborhood. Food Lion and Farm Fresh are the other chief food market shops. Farm fresh provides a fresh salad saloon daily. There are many Consumer Value Stores ( CVS ) with 24 hours pharmaceutics available. Patient First is concatenation of pressing attention installations available within the community. They are unfastened 7 yearss a hebdomad until 10pm. Sentara is the name of the group of infirmaries in the community.
There is Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and Sentara Virginia Beach General.
There are many physician offices, dentist office and other medical fortes available in the community. The schools mean evaluation is 6 out of 10. Virginia Beach schools have many academic plans such as the Global surveies & A ; World linguistic communication, wellness scientific disciplines Academy, Legal Studies, Technology, Visual & A ; Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate plan and mathematics & A ; Science for high school pupils. Middle school kids has progress academic plans available such as the in-between old ages International Baccalaureate plan ( About Us, n.d ) . The community provides Parkss and diversion centres. There are legion trails for out-of-door hike, featuring conferences for kids and grownups and fittingness and health. There are a figure of faiths noted in the community Catholic, united Methodist, southern Baptist and Jewish.
Healthy Peoples 2020 Health Indexs
The Healthy people 2020 wellness index chosen for this community is the transmittal of sexually transmitted diseases. Per Healthy People 2020 there is an estimated 19 million new sexually familial disease instances each twelvemonth in the United States ( Healthypeople.gov, n.d ) . Hampton roads country has a higher norm of sexually transmitted disease, this eastern part had the highest rates in the province for gonorrhoea, pox and chlamydia. State statistics showed in the part there were 2,620 girls’ ages 3 to 19 diagnosed with chlamydia comparing to 528 male childs in the same age scope. A survey completed showed the rate of STD was much higher among inkinesss misss compared with 20 among the white race and Latino misss. The CDC has a hard clip comparing the statistics to Virginia reported figures because the wellness attention suppliers are non required to describe Herpes, Human Papillomavirus ( HPV ) and trichomoniasis to the local wellness section. This causes the province Numberss to be less than world. Another barrier that prevents the existent Numberss is many people infected with STDs may non exhibit symptoms. Meaning STD is transmitted from one individual to the other without recognizing transmittal of the disease.
There is an estimation of 70 to 80 per centum of misss with chlamydia with no symptoms. Untreated these STDs causes sterility. HPV is another infection that frequently does non attest symptoms. Virginia has a new jurisprudence in topographic point necessitating 6th class misss to have HPV vaccinums unless they opt out ( Simpson, 2008 ) . Virginia Beach Department of Public of Health clinic provides free, confidential instruction, reding and proving for HIV. They provide Nurses and wellness counsellors at their Virginia Beach clinic for clients found to be HIV positive. The clinic operates on a walk in footing for proving. They offer services for the patients to reach other sexual spouses that may necessitate proving and intervention ( Clinic, n.d. ) . Virginia Beach does non hold a big in-migration population with many ethnicities. There are nevertheless many resources available to turn to different civilizations within our community. Annually the metropolis has a Latin festival and reggae festival. I do non meet many people of different civilizations from Latin states or Caribbean states in the community. It is largely Whites or inkinesss, there is really minimum brushs with other races.
It can show a job in the community if there should be a rise in a specific ethnicities from a different parts of the universe such as Africa, or Asia. Nurses and other wellness attention suppliers would decidedly necessitate conferences on cultural diverseness. The most I have been exposed to diverseness is while working as charge nurse for a correctional installation for the Common Wealth of Virginia. Immigration and Customs Enforcement held many immigrants at that place for a period of clip at correctional installation. Aspects of the community that can impact residents’ wellness were non seeable to myself from a windshield point of position. Virginia Beach authorities web site gave more penetration on the facets that affect occupants in the community.
Three facets listed are adolescent gestations, low birth weight babes and kid maltreatment. In decision Virginia Beach is a fantastic community. It is non congested, we have big countries that still trees, wild animate beings and angling countries. It is a household oriented community in my sentiment with many resources within the community to run into the demands of persons. Crime is at minimum, the people in the community are truly polite, and there are many plans in the community provided by the metropolis or YMCA advancing wellness and health.
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