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Milestone 1: Caring for PopulationsMilestone
Community Windshield Survey
Guidelines and Grading Rubric
PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is to complete a direct
observational assessment of a community in your area.This windshield survey
will be the initial step in uncoveringa community health problem in your area
and identifying community dynamics. This problem will be further assessed in
the following two assignments.
COURSE OUTCOMES
This assignment enables the student to meet the
following course outcomes.
CO2: Assess the health needs of individuals, families,
aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to
identify population health risks. (PO 4)
DUE DATE
Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby
11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 2.
POINTS:150 points
DIRECTIONS
1. Download
the NR443 Community Windshield Survey form from Course Resources. You will type
your name and answers directly onto this Word document. Your formdoes not need
to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use a professional
writing style with complete sentences, accurate grammar, and correct spelling. If
references are used, they must be cited in the text and the complete reference
should be included in the reference box in APA format. References are optional.
2. Watch
Caring for Populations project overview and Milestone 1 tutorial(click this
link or copy and paste it into your browser):
http://www.brainshark.com/devry/CourseProjectandMS1_2016. This tutorial is also
available on Course Project page under Course Home as well as Week 2
Assignments page.
3. Save
the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name to the file name; for
example, NR443 Windshield Survey Form_Smith.
4. Submit
the completed form to theMilestone 1: Community Windshield SurveyDropbox by
Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2.
5. Length:
The completed formshould be three tofour pages in length (not including
anyoptionalreferences).
GUIDELINES
Below are the requirements needed for successful
completion of the Windshield Survey Form.
1. Introductionto
the Community:Identify the community you will be using for this assignment with
the city and stateand provide a brief,one paragraph description of the
community. Your community should be the area where you liveor the area
surrounding your work setting. The community must include a residential area
and be broad enough to answer the survey questions.You do not need to include
demographic data.
2. Windshield
Survey: Assess your community by doing a windshield survey.Information about
the components of a windshield survey is located in your textbook, Nies &
McEwen (2015) on page 98(Box 6-2). Drive through the area and report your
observations bydescribingeach of the following six areas using a majority of
the questions from each category of Box 6-2 as your guide (one to two in depth
paragraphs for each category). Be sure to include what you observed related to
each of these categories, and also include any significant items that are
missing in your communitybecause this may be equally important in identifying a
community health problem.
a. Community
vitality
b. Indicators
of social and economic conditions
c. Health
resources
d. Environmental
conditions related to health
e. Social
functioning
f. Attitude
toward healthcare
Note: It is helpful to conduct this assessment at
least two different times: during the day or evening, on a weekday and/or on
the weekend. If possible, plan on askingsomeone to drive during your survey so
that you cantake notes.
3. Vulnerable
population: Identify an aggregate or vulnerable population in your community
based on your observations. What did you observe about this population? See
units five (5) and six (6) in your Nies and McEwen text for examples of
vulnerable populations and aggregates.
4. Conclusion:Provide
a summary of your findings. Describe several potential community health
problems for the vulnerable population that you identified.
5. References:
The purpose of this assignment is to document your observations of your
community. Outside sources are not required. However, if sources are used,
these sources must be cited within the form (Author, year) and listed in the
reference section in APA format (see APA category in Course Resources for help
with formatting).
BEST PRACTICES IN COMPLETING THE FORM
The following are best practices in preparing this
project.
• Make
sure all elements of the form are included.
• Review
directions and grading rubricbelow thoroughly.
• Cite
any outside references as above (these are optional).
• Use
a professional writing style with complete sentences.
• Proofread
prior to final submission.
• Check
for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
• Abide
by the Chamberlain academic integrity policy.Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community Windshield Survey
FormDirections: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey
Guidelines and grading rubric for specific instructions in order to complete
the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.Type your name, date, and observations directly
on this form. Click Save as and save the file with the assignment name and your
last name; for example, NR443 Windshield Survey Form_Smith. When you are
finished, submit the form to the Week 2 Caring for Populations: Windshield
Survey Dropbox by the deadline indicated in your guidelines.Your Name: Date:

Criteria

Your response

1.
Introduction of Community (20 points)
Identify the city and state of your community and
briefly describe the community you will be using for this assignment. It
should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting
but must include a residential area. Demographic data are not needed.

2. Windshield
Survey (75 points)
a. Vitality:Use a majority of the questions from Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your observations about the community vitality.

b. Indicators of social
and economic conditions:Use a majority of the
questions from Box 6-2 in your text to describe your observations about the
social and economic conditions.

c. Health Resources:Use a majority of the questions from Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your observations about the health resources.

d. Environmental conditions
related to health:Use a majority of the questions
from Box 6-2 in your text to describe your observations about the
environmental conditions.

e. Social functioning:Use a majority of the questions from Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your observations about the social functioning.

f. Attitude toward
healthcare:Use a majority of the questions from
Box 6-2 in your text to describe your observations about the attitudes toward
healthcare.

3. Vulnerable population (20 points)Describe a vulnerable population or aggregate that you identified
during your survey. What did you observe about this group such as their
appearance and actions?

4. Conclusion
(20 points)
Provide a summary of your findings. Describe several
potential community health problems for the vulnerable population that you
identified.

5.
References:
References
are not required for this survey:If you used
references, they must be listedin APA format. If you include any references
here, you must also include an in-text citation (author, year) in the body of
the form.

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