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Population Health and Community Health Assessment: MED22409 Community Health Assessment Group Assignment 1: Describe your NTA DUE: 03/06/18 To assess the health and health needs of a community, we must first determine what those needs are. This assignment is the first step in the group project that will result in a community health assessment for areas in New York City. For this first component of the group CHA project, you have each been assigned to a group that has been assigned to a neighborhood tabulation area (NTA) in upper Manhattan. We have decided to use Neighborhood tabulation areas (NTAs) as our community areas. NTAs are subsets of the NYC public microdata areas (PUMAs) and approximate community districts, which are administrative areas with political and social meaning. Since there are 55 PUMAs in New York City (roughly approximating the city’s 59 community districts) and each has a minimum of population of 100,000, PUMAs were adjudged to be too large to meaningfully study how neighborhood factors relate to health outcomes. NTAs, with a minimum

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