Unformatted text preview: The purpose of this paper is to describe the location of my community and to identify the
community-related health issue, problems in the Sunnyside, Queens 11377. Also, it is to identify
the employment rates, unemployment rate, what types of housing in this area and what type of
materials used to build the houses as well as to find out how many people are educated, how
many people are uneducated. While doing this assignment two major health problem are to
identify for mortality and morbidity and have been isolated. The first problem is obesity, and
another is alcoholism. Childhood and adult overweight and obesity have reached epidemic
proportions in New York State as well as in across the nation.
In New York State including Queens, Sunnyside “24.6 percent of adults are obese, and another
35.6 percent are overweight, affecting an estimated 8.5 million. Overweight and obesity affect 40
percent of New York City (NYC) public school students ages 6-12 years7 and 32 percent of
students in the rest of the state. Among children ages, 2-4 years, living in low-income families
who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
(WIC) in NYS, 31.5 percent are overweight or obese” (New York State Department of Health,
2016). Drinking excessive alcohol lead to causes injury after falling on the road, causes an
accident while driving also gets liver damage, heart problem and too much drinking alcohol lead
to bloating gas and painful ulcers. In this community, many people get sick by drinking more
The community where I am doing my windshield survey is Sunnyside, Queens, NY. The two
problems of this community are obesity and alcoholism. The CHN diagnosis Risk for obesity
among all the age groups in Sunnyside, Queens county related to unhealthy eating habits,
inadequate knowledge, and sedentary lifestyles. The main focus was to improve diet and increase
physical activity The CH nursing intervention is there were many ways from which obesity can
be addressed which is by changing the dietary habits and performing the exercise. We could reinforce about carry out and review daily food calorie intake, types and amount of foods as well
as eating habits. We should emphasize the importance of avoiding fat diets. Encourage the
community people to eat more healthy foods rather than eating junk foods and advice people to
consult with a dietician to identify calorie and nutrient requirements for weight loss. Lastly, by
creating more public spaces for the physical activity for the babies, adult or older people to
perform the exercise.
Why you select this problem
I select this problem because childhood and adult obesity is a severe problem in the community
where I perform the survey as well as in the whole United Nations which put children and
adolescent at risk for poor health. It is one of the reasons for mortality and morbidity in this
community. People are eating junk foods rather than fresh and healthy foods, it also provides an
opportunity for individuals to focus on a realistic picture of the amount of food. Exercise helps to
weight loss by reducing appetite, improve muscle tone and help to stay healthy at last people
intake can be calculated by several formulas so it is important to meet with a dietician to reduce
the intake in a proper way to remain healthy while on diet.
Excessive calorie intake and physical inactivity contribute to obesity, which is associated with
some of the leading preventable chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes,
and some cancers “The prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7 million
children and adolescents” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). Obesity prevalence
in the united states was “13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and
20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). And in
New York “34.1% of adults were overweight and 27.0% of adults had obesity” (Center for
Disease Control and Prevention, 2017).
Goal 1 Create community environments that promote and support healthy food and beverage choices
and physical activity.
Goal 1: By December 31, 2018, decrease the percentage of adults ages 18 years and older who
consume one or more sugary drink per day
By 5% from 20.5% to 19.5% among all adults (New York State Department of Health, 2016).
By 10% from 42.9% to 38.6% among adults with an annual household income of <
$25,000(New York State Department of Health, 2016).
By December 31, 2018, increase the percentage of adults ages 18 years and older who participate
in the leisure-time physical activity.
By 5% from 73.7% to 77.4% among all adults (New York State Department of Health, 2016).
By 10% from 59.0% to 65.0% among adults with less than a high school education and by 10%
from 49.9% to 54.9% among adults with disabilities (New York State Department of Health,
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, August 13). Childhood Obesity Facts.
New York State Department of Health. (2016, June). Prevention Agenda 2013-2018: Preventing
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