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Running head: Community Health Profile Assessment: Fordham and Bronx Park 1 Community Health Profile Assessment: Fordham and Bronx Park [Student’s name] [Student No.] [Institution]
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROFILE ASSESSMENT: FORDHAM AND BRONX PARK 2 Community Health Profile Assessment: Fordham and Bronx Park Fordham and Bronx Park Population was approximately 1,400,000 in 2012. It is among the poorest urban counties in the United States. It is one of the neighborhoods in New York City. The zip code is 10468. Hispanics cover a large portion of the residents in this area (54%), blacks are represented by 25%, white residents 12%, residents of Asian originality 5% and other races and ethnicities account for 4%. Majority of the people living in Fordham and Bronx Park are between the ages of 25 years to 44 years. The percentage of people living below the poverty level is approximately 33%. Key Health issues In Fordham and Bronx Park the key health issues include: lack of primary physician care, HIV-related diseases, psychological distress, obesity, air pollution, smoking among others. Lack of primary physician care. Together with most of the population not having a health insurance as well as lack of a regular doctor for the population, this leads to most people seeking care in the emergency department. In a recent research, lack of health insurance was reported to result in reduced use of preventive and community based care and increased emergency department use. Poverty, a major issue that leads to people not being insured for their health. They also cannot afford regular checkups since they would be struggling to get rent or food.

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