Community Medicine and Health

Complete a full assessment of your community.  You may build upon this assessment by planning, implementing, and evaluating a project within your community designed to address primary prevention of an identified health concern. Your community should be a specifically designated geographic location (Queens NY) and can be on any population such as pediatric, adolescence, young adults, adult, elderly, or a combination. Define the Community by completing a Community Assessment   Be sure to provide details for the 9 questions (below) in the essay and complete a thorough assessment of the community using ALL of the bold headings below in RED in your paper.   Demographics of the Community – Part 1  Connects community context and demographics with the Healthy People 2020 objectives and identifies health concerns – Healthy People 2020 website is below. QUESTIONS – Incorporate these into your INTRO and DEMOGRAPHICS paragraphs as you write the assessment.  These questions are NOT addressed in a separate paragraph. One must delineate the following dimensions before starting the process of community assessment: Describe the population that is being assessed? (demographics) What is/are the race(s) of this population within the community? (demographics) Are there boundaries of this group? If so, what are they? (demographics) Does this community exist within a certain city or county? (demographics) Are there general characteristics that separate this group from others? (demographics) Education levels, birth/death rates, age of deaths, insured/uninsured? (demographics) Where is this group located geographically…? Urban/rural? (demographics) Why is a community assessment being performed?  What purpose will it serve?


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