Neighborhood Features Project Each student submits one typed assessment based on neighborhood features, using the grid on the following page to document data collected. The neighborhood or community should be focused on the town/city where the clinical rotation is taking place. Data is based on the student’s own observations, and info gathered by interviews and possibly secondary data sources online, in documents, etc. .
Note: Students may use up to 3 hours of clinical time to conduct a windshield survey and to contact pertinent community informants/stakeholders to gather data for this project. While each student conducts their own assessment, students should not drive or walk alone when gathering data to ensure safe driving and practices.
The two-column grid provides a way to document features observed within the neighborhood/community that can impact health in either positive or negative ways (Column 1). Column 2 includes the possible impacts that can occur as a result of that feature. For example: Feature: Living near a freeway, or road with lots of traffic; Potential Health Impact: Negative: Asthma from diesel pollution; noise disturbs sleep; accidents, etc; Positive: access to employment opportunities, stores, etc. Remember that Features can include a large variety of factors from what you have learned about social determinants of health. Please use the grid to list and describe 10 examples of features and their resulting potential impacts. Give rich details and examples, and most importantly tell me how the feature can lead to not only immediate but also longer term health consequences (positive and/or negative). See example on grid- the more depth, the better the score.
In addition, please answer one of the questions below. Please include the question and answer, and attach it as one document to the community Assessment grid. The question is worth 25 points so please ensure that your answer is rich and thorough, composed of at least several meaningful paragraphs. Brief yes/no answers with a line or two would not be considered sufficient. Answers should all be in full sentences, using proper grammar.
1. In general, are resources and/or established coalitions readily available and accessible to populations living within the neighborhood/community? Why or why not? Give examples and validate your reasons for answering the way you did, and then please use a reference/citation to validate how certain resources can impact long term health in general (ie: does having a dept of health impact outcomes? – do not use this example).
2. What do you consider the three most serious features potentially impacting health in the neighborhood or community that you worked in? Please validate your reasons for selecting these three choices, and expand upon each of the three features, and their possible health (or other social) impacts, and use at least one reference/citation to validate your opinion (ie: similar trends seen elsewhere in the state/country/world).
3. Of the features listed on the grid, select one feature and its impact on health, and compare your finding to findings at the state, national and global level. Be sure to include all three levels. (an example may be air pollution; or crime rates- please do not use these examples). Include at least one references/citation.
Grading: One Assessment is handed in per student and is graded based on 100 points as follows:
Community Assessment Neighborhood Features Grid (70 points total)
Column 1 (Features) and Column 2 (Impacts): 35 points each
Columns 1 and 2 are awarded points based on how rich, relevant, appropriate, and meaningful the items are in each column; Also, how well the feature matches the potential impact. Pictures are a plus.
Question (30 points total)
Typed question is present (1 point)
Answer is rich, thorough, accurate, logical and easy to follow (25 points)
Spelling, grammar, flow, clarity (4 points)
To upload this assignment to Bb, click on the assignment link, use the “attach file” method when submitting, and be sure that the document is saved on your computer as a word document.
NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURES TABLE
Neighborhood Features that Can Impact Health Directly or Indirectly
NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURES POTENTIAL HEALTH IMPACTS
Example: Living near a freeway or road with lots of truck traffic
(please do not use this example in your paper)- please remove the example from your final paper.
You should be able to find hundreds of features in any neighborhood that affect health positively and/or negatively. Be creative. -can result in asthma and/or other health related diseases from diesel pollution; can progress to lung cancers or other serious conditions
– noise disturbs sleep, and poor sleep leads to decreased immunity, fatigue, overall poor health and even mental health issues
-dangers of heavy traffic for pedestrians; can lead to physical injury if struck
Include references where necessary, especially for non-commonly known information. Ie: you don’t need a reference to say that high blood sugar causes long term effects of diabetes-that is commonly known
Town, city, community that the features are based on:
Clinical Instructor Name:
While you do not need to write in complete sentences here (bulleted points are fine), the more thorough and rich your features are, and the more specific and thorough the effects, the better the grade. I am looking for more than 3-4 words on each line!