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Running head: SENTINEL CITY SIMULATED CITY REPORT 1 Sentinel City Simulated City Report Robert Shaw Western Governor’s University Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing C228 Gail Abraham August 30, 2018
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SENTINEL CITY SIMULATED CITY REPORT 2 Sentinel City Simulated City Report Needs-Assessment Summary Sentinel City is a simulation created to assist and engage students in a community health related emphasis. The following demographics were gathered during my time spent within the simulation. Sentinel City has a general population of 663,862 people and breaks down as follows: majority of the population is less the 18 years of age at 21.7%, greater than 65 years of age 10.5%, and less than 5 years of age at 7.4% (Sentinel City, 2018). When broken down by race the community is predominately Caucasian at 80.6%, followed by Hispanic/Latinos at 31.5%, African-American 10.4%, Asian at 3.7%, American Indian at 2%, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%. The median household income is $49,091 with 18.9% of the population living at or below the poverty level. The city is broken down into four districts Nightingale Square, Acer Tech Center, Casper Park, and Industrial Heights with the following median incomes $269,550, $166,300, $80,130, and $24,672 respectively (Sentinel City, 2018). When looking at the number of residents without health insurance the numbers resemble to the income levels. Nightingale Square 0.7%, Acer Tech Center 1.5%, Casper Park 22.7%, and Industrial Heights with the highest uninsured at 37.5% of the population. As explained by Officer Rodney Cooper of the Sentinel City Police Department the most commonly reported crimes as bicycle theft, property damage, shoplifting, and drunk & disorderly. Police, fire, and emergency medical services are offered by the city and usually have a 10-15-minute response time (Sentinel City, 2018). Drug use within the city includes Alcohol (25%), tobacco (23%), and marijuana (12%) as the top three, however, heroin (7%) and cocaine (4%) are present in smaller numbers. Drug arrests account for approximately 16% of all charges. The area of Industrial Heights has the largest amount of graffiti on many buildings. Trash can be
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SENTINEL CITY SIMULATED CITY REPORT 3 seen piled in alleyways, alongside buildings, and throughout the area. With trash piled in many areas rodents may be seen running between them while riding on the city bus. One concern for safety is the possible increase in various disease that can be spread by the increased number of rodents. Safety concerns continue as broken-down cars are burning along with trash barrels. Even though the fire department presence is seen the urgency to extinguish the fires was slow. Stray animals and homeless were seen on many streets in and around Casper Park District and Industrial Heights. Graffiti continues to be a problem. Gang activity has seen a rise in the last year with approximately 2100 cases reported (Sentinel City, 2018). Over 300 rapes, 560 robberies, 20 homicides, and 1200 aggravated assaults have been reported to the local police department.
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