Sentinel City Community Assessment Simulation

YOU WILL:Assess different factors that may contribute to or detract from the health and wellness of the community and its citizens.

you may be asked to describe the people you see and

any expected or unexpected findings related to the citizens of Sentinel City™

REQUIREMENTS:

A.  Within Sentinel City™ you will notice a camera icon. Use the camera to take pictures within the simulation. Use the “enter text” feature to add your observations to the pictures. Submit a PDF of your action report from Sentinel City™ that includes the following completed activities from:

•  Interfaith Church

•  Sentinel City School District

•  Sentinel City Department of Transportation

•  Better Health Clinic

•  ABC Daycare

•  Sentinel City Affordable Housing Project

•  City Hall

•  Radio Buzz 96.5FM

•  Sentinel City Healthcare System

•  Lilly’s

•  Joe’s Grocery

•  Sentinel City Department of Parks and Recreation

  • An appropriate action report PDF from Sentinel City is provided with all required activities.

B.  Complete a needs-assessment summary to determine the health needs and risks of the virtual community in Sentinel City™ by using each of the following tools:

•  Demographics Assessment

•  Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory

•  Windshield Survey

•  Population Health Scavenger Hunt

Note: The name of each of the four tools should be identified in the needs-assessment summary, along with a brief summary of how each of the four tools were used in the needs assessment.

  • Provide a needs-assessment summary
    • logically includes the health needs and risks of the virtual community
    • appropriately incorporates each of the required assessment tools.

B1. Analyze the collected data using concepts of epidemiology and health determinants.

Note: Refer to these three sections of your COS for additional information: Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Epidemiological Data, and Application of Epidemiology.

  • The analysis appropriately incorporates the concepts of epidemiology and health determinants.
  • The analysis is well-supported with relevant, appropriate details about the virtual community.

C.  Formulate a community diagnosis for Sentinel City™ by doing the following:

C1. Discuss the three problems for Sentinel City™ based on the Healthy People goals.

  • Addresses the top 3 problems for Sentinel City™ and is
    •  supported by the Healthy People 2020 goals.

C2. Discuss community resources (e.g., Sentinel City™ Affordable Housing Project, Better Health Clinic) that are available to address one of the problems identified in part C1.

  • Discuss community resources relevant to addressing 1 of the problems identified in part C1.

C3. Identify a primary prevention topic based on the problem you selected in part C2.

Note: See the attached “Primary Prevention Topics List” for guidance in formulating your topic.

  • Identified a primary prevention topic
    • Appropriate and relevant to the problem selected in part C2.

D.  Discuss how you will apply the assessment strategies you have learned from the simulation environment to your community assessment strategies in your community.

  • The discussion is logical
  • Appropriately addresses how the candidate will apply the assessment strategies learned from the simulation environment to the community.

E.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

  • The submission includes in-text citations for sources that are properly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and a reference list that accurately identifies the author, date, title, and source location as available.

Overall:

  • Content reflects
    • attention to detail
    • organized, and
    • focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate.
    • Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning
    • Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.

Resources: Healthy People 2020

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

Supporting Documents:

Demographics Neighborhood Safety Scavenger Hunt

Demographics Assessment

1. Population of Sentinel City _______________

2. Age Percentage breakdown of population of Sentinel City _______________

3. Race Percentage breakdown of population of Sentinel City ________________

4. Median Household Income of Sentinel City _______________

5. Percentage of Sentinel City residents living below the poverty level ___________________

6. Population of each of the four neighborhoods:

Nightingale Square: _______________

Acer Tech Center: ________________

Casper Park District: ______________

Industrial Heights: ________________

7. Median Household Income of the four neighborhoods:

Nightingale Square: _______________

Acer Tech Center: ________________

Casper Park District: ______________

Industrial Heights: ________________

8. Percentage of non-insured residents in each of the four neighborhoods:

Nightingale Square: _______________

Acer Tech Center: ________________

Casper Park District: ______________

Industrial Heights: ________________

Neighborhood/Safety Assessment

1.         Describe any safety hazards seen (i.e. pollution, stray animals, buildings in disrepair, etc.)

2.         Summarize data related to drug use in the city.

3.         What are the EMS response times?

4.         What types of crime are occurring in the area?

5.         Is there gang violence? Describe.

Scavenger Hunt

Describe the services offered by each of the following community resources. Summarize any other pertinent data found at the site:

1.         Parks and Recreation

2.         Healthcare System-Elderly Services

3.         City Hall-Social Services

4.         Better Health Clinic (formerly Community Health Center)

5.         Soup Kitchen

6.         Affordable Housing Project

ELEMENT DESCRIPTION:

Housing and Commercial Buildings:

  • How old are the houses and buildings in the community?
  • What materials are the homes and buildings constructed from?
  • Are all the houses similar in age and architecture?
  • How would you characterize their differences?
  • Are the houses detached or connected to each other?
  • Are there solar panels? Windmills?
  • Do the houses have space in front or behind them?
  • What is the general condition of the houses and buildings?
  • Are there signs of disrepair (e.g., broken doors or windows, leaks, missing locks?
  • Are there signs of neighborhood pride, such as well-tended yards?
  • Is there central heating, modern plumbing, air conditioning?

Open space:

  • Is the county primarily rural, suburban, urban, or a mix? How much open space is there?
  • What is the quality of the space (i.e., lush green parks or rubble-filled lots)?
  • What is the lot size of the houses, lawns, and flower boxes?
  • Do you see trees on the streets or a green island in the center of the streets?
  • Is the open space public or private? Who uses this space?

Boundaries:

  • What signs are there of where neighborhoods begin and end?
  • Are the boundaries natural (a river, a different terrain); physical (a highway, a railroad); or economic differences in real estate or presence of industrial or
  • commercial units along with residential)?
  • Do the neighborhoods have an identity or a name? Do you see them displayed? Are there unofficial names?

“Commons”:

  • What are the neighborhood hangouts (e.g., schoolyard, convenience store, bar, restaurant, park, 24-hour drugstore)?
  • What groups of people tend to gather at these hangouts?
  • At what time do they typically meet?
  • Does the commons area have a sense of territoriality, or is it open to everyone?

Transportation:

  • How do people get in and out of the neighborhoods (e.g., car, bus, bike, walking)?
  • Are the streets and roads conducive to good transportation and bicycle use and also to community life?
  • Are there major highways running through the county? Who do these highways serve?
  • How frequently is public transportation available?
  • Are gas stations available?
  • Are there train stations or light rail stations?

Service centers:

  • Do you see social agencies, clients, recreation centers, signs of activity at the schools?
  • Are there offices of doctors, dentists, and other such services?
  • Are there parks? Are these parks in use?

Stores:

  • Where do residents shop (e.g., shopping centers, neighborhood stores, outdoor markets)?
  • ***Note: The Bodega is currently the only building that you can go into in Sentinel City***
  • How do they travel?

People out and about:

  • If you are traveling during the day, who do you see on the street (e.g., an occasional passerby, a father with a baby)?
  • Do you see anyone you would not expect?
  • Can you spot the purpose of those that you see, such as a door-to-door salesperson or a postal worker?
  • Is the dress of those you see representative or unexpected?
  • What animals do you see (e.g., stray cats, pedigreed pets, watchdogs, birds, wildlife)?

Signs of community vibrancy:

  • Is the community alive?
  • How would you decide?
  • Are there signs of arts and cultural expression?
  • Do you see any of the following: street vendors, trash, abandoned cars, political posters, neighborhood meeting posters, real estate signs, abandoned houses, mixed zoning usage, people tending their yards, sidewalks in good repair, historical places?

Race:

  • Are the residents primarily Caucasian, African-American, Asian, of another group, or is the area integrated?

Ethnicity:

  • Are there indications of ethnicity—food stores, churches, private schools, information or signs in a language other than English?

Religion:

  • Of what religion are the residents?
  • Do you see evidence of heterogeneity or homogeneity?
  • What denominations are the churches, temples, and mosques?
  • Do you see evidence of these religious facilities being used other than on days of
  • worship?

Health:

  • Do you see evidence of acute or of chronic diseases or conditions?
  • Do you see evidence of accidents, communicable morbidity diseases,
  • alcoholism,
  • drug addiction, mental illness, etc.?
  • How far it is to the nearest hospital? To the nearest clinic?

Politics:

  • Do you see any political campaign posters?
  • Is there a headquarters present?
  • Do you see evidence of a predominant party affiliation?

Media:

  • Do you see indications of television use such as satellite dishes?
  • What magazines and newspapers do residents read?
  • What media do you see being sold in the stores?
  • What form of media seems most important to the residents (e.g., radio,
  • television,
  • print, online)?
  • What languages are represented in the various forms of media?

Physical environment:

  • Are there indications of an excess of certain types of activities, such as stores
  • that
  • sell alcohol or fast food restaurants?
  • What sorts of billboards are displayed and what do they indicate?
  • Are there many cell phone towers or is cell phone access limited?

YOU WILL:

  • Assess different factors that may contribute to or detract from the health and wellness of the community and its citizens.
  • you may be asked to describe the people you see and
  • any expected or unexpected findings related to the citizens of Sentinel City™

REQUIREMENTS:

A.  Within Sentinel City™ you will notice a camera icon. Use the camera to take pictures within the simulation. Use the “enter text” feature to add your observations to the pictures. Submit a PDF of your action report from Sentinel City™ that includes the following completed activities from:

•  Interfaith Church

•  Sentinel City School District

•  Sentinel City Department of Transportation

•  Better Health Clinic

•  ABC Daycare

•  Sentinel City Affordable Housing Project

•  City Hall

•  Radio Buzz 96.5FM

•  Sentinel City Healthcare System

•  Lilly’s

•  Joe’s Grocery

•  Sentinel City Department of Parks and Recreation

  • An appropriate action report PDF from Sentinel City is provided with all required activities.

B.  Complete a needs-assessment summary to determine the health needs and risks of the virtual community in Sentinel City™ by using each of the following tools:

•  Demographics Assessment

•  Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory

•  Windshield Survey

•  Population Health Scavenger Hunt

Note: The name of each of the four tools should be identified in the needs-assessment summary, along with a brief summary of how each of the four tools were used in the needs assessment.

  • Provide a needs-assessment summary
    • logically includes the health needs and risks of the virtual community
    • appropriately incorporates each of the required assessment tools.

B1. Analyze the collected data using concepts of epidemiology and health determinants.

Note: Refer to these three sections of your COS for additional information: Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Epidemiological Data, and Application of Epidemiology.

  • The analysis appropriately incorporates the concepts of epidemiology and health determinants.
  • The analysis is well-supported with relevant, appropriate details about the virtual community.

C.  Formulate a community diagnosis for Sentinel City™ by doing the following:

C1. Discuss the three problems for Sentinel City™ based on the Healthy People goals.

  • Addresses the top 3 problems for Sentinel City™ and is
    •  supported by the Healthy People 2020 goals.

C2. Discuss community resources (e.g., Sentinel City™ Affordable Housing Project, Better Health Clinic) that are available to address one of the problems identified in part C1.

  • Discuss community resources relevant to addressing 1 of the problems identified in part C1.

C3. Identify a primary prevention topic based on the problem you selected in part C2.

Note: See the attached “Primary Prevention Topics List” for guidance in formulating your topic.

  • Identified a primary prevention topic
    • Appropriate and relevant to the problem selected in part C2.

D.  Discuss how you will apply the assessment strategies you have learned from the simulation environment to your community assessment strategies in your community.

  • The discussion is logical
  • Appropriately addresses how the candidate will apply the assessment strategies learned from the simulation environment to the community.

E.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

  • The submission includes in-text citations for sources that are properly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and a reference list that accurately identifies the author, date, title, and source location as available.

Overall:

  • Content reflects
    • attention to detail
    • organized, and
    • focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate.
    • Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning
    • Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.

Resources: Healthy People 2020

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives

Supporting Documents:

Demographics Neighborhood Safety Scavenger Hunt

Demographics Assessment

1. Population of Sentinel City _______________

2. Age Percentage breakdown of population of Sentinel City _______________

3. Race Percentage breakdown of population of Sentinel City ________________

4. Median Household Income of Sentinel City _______________

5. Percentage of Sentinel City residents living below the poverty level ___________________

6. Population of each of the four neighborhoods:

Nightingale Square: _______________

Acer Tech Center: ________________

Casper Park District: ______________

Industrial Heights: ________________

7. Median Household Income of the four neighborhoods:

Nightingale Square: _______________

Acer Tech Center: ________________

Casper Park District: ______________

Industrial Heights: ________________

8. Percentage of non-insured residents in each of the four neighborhoods:

Nightingale Square: _______________

Acer Tech Center: ________________

Casper Park District: ______________

Industrial Heights: ________________

Neighborhood/Safety Assessment

1.         Describe any safety hazards seen (i.e. pollution, stray animals, buildings in disrepair, etc.)

2.         Summarize data related to drug use in the city.

3.         What are the EMS response times?

4.         What types of crime are occurring in the area?

5.         Is there gang violence? Describe.

Scavenger Hunt

Describe the services offered by each of the following community resources. Summarize any other pertinent data found at the site:

1.         Parks and Recreation

2.         Healthcare System-Elderly Services

3.         City Hall-Social Services

4.         Better Health Clinic (formerly Community Health Center)

5.         Soup Kitchen

6.         Affordable Housing Project

ELEMENT DESCRIPTION:

Housing and Commercial Buildings:

  • How old are the houses and buildings in the community?
  • What materials are the homes and buildings constructed from?
  • Are all the houses similar in age and architecture?
  • How would you characterize their differences?
  • Are the houses detached or connected to each other?
  • Are there solar panels? Windmills?
  • Do the houses have space in front or behind them?
  • What is the general condition of the houses and buildings?
  • Are there signs of disrepair (e.g., broken doors or windows, leaks, missing locks?
  • Are there signs of neighborhood pride, such as well-tended yards?
  • Is there central heating, modern plumbing, air conditioning?

Open space:

  • Is the county primarily rural, suburban, urban, or a mix? How much open space is there?
  • What is the quality of the space (i.e., lush green parks or rubble-filled lots)?
  • What is the lot size of the houses, lawns, and flower boxes?
  • Do you see trees on the streets or a green island in the center of the streets?
  • Is the open space public or private? Who uses this space?

Boundaries:

  • What signs are there of where neighborhoods begin and end?
  • Are the boundaries natural (a river, a different terrain); physical (a highway, a railroad); or economic differences in real estate or presence of industrial or
  • commercial units along with residential)?
  • Do the neighborhoods have an identity or a name? Do you see them displayed? Are there unofficial names?

“Commons”:

  • What are the neighborhood hangouts (e.g., schoolyard, convenience store, bar, restaurant, park, 24-hour drugstore)?
  • What groups of people tend to gather at these hangouts?
  • At what time do they typically meet?
  • Does the commons area have a sense of territoriality, or is it open to everyone?

Transportation:

  • How do people get in and out of the neighborhoods (e.g., car, bus, bike, walking)?
  • Are the streets and roads conducive to good transportation and bicycle use and also to community life?
  • Are there major highways running through the county? Who do these highways serve?
  • How frequently is public transportation available?
  • Are gas stations available?
  • Are there train stations or light rail stations?

Service centers:

  • Do you see social agencies, clients, recreation centers, signs of activity at the schools?
  • Are there offices of doctors, dentists, and other such services?
  • Are there parks? Are these parks in use?

Stores:

  • Where do residents shop (e.g., shopping centers, neighborhood stores, outdoor markets)?
  • ***Note: The Bodega is currently the only building that you can go into in Sentinel City***
  • How do they travel?

People out and about:

  • If you are traveling during the day, who do you see on the street (e.g., an occasional passerby, a father with a baby)?
  • Do you see anyone you would not expect?
  • Can you spot the purpose of those that you see, such as a door-to-door salesperson or a postal worker?
  • Is the dress of those you see representative or unexpected?
  • What animals do you see (e.g., stray cats, pedigreed pets, watchdogs, birds, wildlife)?

Signs of community vibrancy:

  • Is the community alive?
  • How would you decide?
  • Are there signs of arts and cultural expression?
  • Do you see any of the following: street vendors, trash, abandoned cars, political posters, neighborhood meeting posters, real estate signs, abandoned houses, mixed zoning usage, people tending their yards, sidewalks in good repair, historical places?

Race:

  • Are the residents primarily Caucasian, African-American, Asian, of another group, or is the area integrated?

Ethnicity:

  • Are there indications of ethnicity—food stores, churches, private schools, information or signs in a language other than English?

Religion:

  • Of what religion are the residents?
  • Do you see evidence of heterogeneity or homogeneity?
  • What denominations are the churches, temples, and mosques?
  • Do you see evidence of these religious facilities being used other than on days of
  • worship?

Health:

  • Do you see evidence of acute or of chronic diseases or conditions?
  • Do you see evidence of accidents, communicable morbidity diseases,
  • alcoholism,
  • drug addiction, mental illness, etc.?
  • How far it is to the nearest hospital? To the nearest clinic?

Politics:

  • Do you see any political campaign posters?
  • Is there a headquarters present?
  • Do you see evidence of a predominant party affiliation?

Media:

  • Do you see indications of television use such as satellite dishes?
  • What magazines and newspapers do residents read?
  • What media do you see being sold in the stores?
  • What form of media seems most important to the residents (e.g., radio,
  • television,
  • print, online)?
  • What languages are represented in the various forms of media?

Physical environment:

  • Are there indications of an excess of certain types of activities, such as stores
  • that
  • sell alcohol or fast food restaurants?
  • What sorts of billboards are displayed and what do they indicate?
  • Are there many cell phone towers or is cell phone access limited?
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