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Running head: Community Health Profile Assessment: Fordham and Bronx Park1Community Health Profile Assessment: Fordham and Bronx ParkSameenbanu KaziMonroe College
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROFILE ASSESSMENT: FORDHAM AND BRONX PARK2Community Health Profile Assessment: Fordham and Bronx ParkFordham 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%. The majority of the people living in Fordham and Bronx Park arebetween the ages of 25 years to 44 years. The percentage of people living below the poverty level is approximately 33%. Area: - Fordham and Bronx ParkPopulation: - 1,400,000 (2012)Age wise people: - 0-17 years 31% 18-24 years 12% 25-44 years 32% 45-64 years 17% 65+ years 8% Key Health issuesDISEASESNO. OF PEOPLESUFFERINGDURATION(YEARS)HIV/AIDS and STDs23,2402009-2013Asthma197402004-2008Obesity565002007-2012
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROFILE ASSESSMENT: FORDHAM AND BRONX PARK3psychological distress &other mental illness98002011-2014Cardiac relateddiseases, stroke, andlung cancer767302009-2012In 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 the 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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