Sentinel City Task 1.docx - Running head SENTINAL CITY Sentinel City Community Health Simulation Western Governors University Sentinel City Community

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Running head: SENTINAL CITY Sentinel City: Community Health Simulation Western Governors University Sentinel City: Community Health Simulation Community Description: 1
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SENTINAL CITY B1: A needs assessment of Sentinel City was completed using a demographics assessment to identify statistical facts related to Sentinel city and its neighborhoods. Sentinel city has an estimated population of 634,265 persons. Of the population, approximately twenty-nine percent is under the age of eighteen. Around ten percent of the population is over the age of sixty-five. Sentinel city is a predominately white area with eighty percent of the population identifying as white, ten percent of the population identifies as African American or black and thirty-one percent of the population is Hispanic or Latino (WGU, 2017). The median household income of Sentinel city is $49,091 yearly. The median household income varies greatly in each of Sentinel city’s four distinct neighborhoods. Industrial Heights has a median income of $24,672. Industrial Heights has a population of 38,855 with almost forty-seven percent of the population being Hispanic and thirteen percent is African American. Over twenty percent of the population of Industrial heights is under the age of eighteen, with less than one percent of the population being over sixty-five. Thirty-seven and a half percent of Industrial heights residents do not have health insurance (WGU, 2017). Nightingale square has a population of 103,975. The median household income is $269,550. Eighty one percent of the population is white and less than four percent is Hispanic. Only around six percent of the population of Nightingale square is under the age of eighteen and almost fourteen percent is over sixty-five. Less than one percent of the population is without health insurance (WGU, 2017). Acer Tech Center has a population of 168390. The median household income is $166,300. Seventy percent of the population is white and almost fourteen percent is Hispanic. Seven percent of the population is under eighteen and almost twenty percent is over sixty-five. One and a half percent of the population does not have health insurance (WGU, 2017). 2
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SENTINAL CITY Casper Park District has a population of 352643. The median household income is $80,134. Sixty-three percent of the population is white and twenty-four percent is Hispanic. Almost thirty-four percent of the population is under eighteen and six percent is over sixty-five years of age. Almost twenty-three percent of the population is without health insurance (WGU,2017). Another tool used to complete a composite database of the community is a safety assessment. Data gathered both objectively as well as through observation is used to identify safety based strengths and weaknesses of the community. Hazards such as stray animals, rats, open fires in trash cans, car fires, roads and sidewalks in disrepair, broken and boarded-up windows, improperly disposed of garbage and flowing sewage are observed. While no overt gang violence is observed, there are gangs of people traveling together as well as graffiti throughout the city (WGU, 2017).
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