Identify information about an aggregate population to identify needs, priorities, and targets for attention.
The Community Assessment Assignment provides you with the opportunity to perform a community level health assessment. The community assessment will be done on a county (not town or city) that you select. I have chosen LAMAR COUNTY, ALABAMA. The Community Assessment Assignment will allow you to: Apply clinical content/criteria considered essential in baccalaureate nursing education. Analyze how aggregate populations are unique in terms of their demographic characteristics, available health care resources, health status and risk factors, and patterns of use of services. Apply available written information that characterizes the health status of an aggregate population and provides an inventory of available human services agencies. Identify information about an aggregate population to identify needs, priorities, and targets for attention. Develop plans for a primary prevention intervention to address identified needs. This assignment has three main components: The Windshield Survey, which is to be completed in person in the community you select. This community will be a part of the county at large. It does not have to be a windshield survey of the whole county. Online research on health statistics and data concerning the community, county, state/region, and country. Analysis and assessment of health statistics and data. You should get started on this assignment as early as possible because portions are required to be completed in person, requiring participation from people within your selected community. Make up this part based on the information you gathered about LAMAR COUNTY, ALABAMA while doing the research for this assignment. LAMAR COUNTY, ALABAMA is a rural area in Alabama that is probably below poverty level.