Community Health and Population Focused Nursing Brenna SteighnerJanuary 3, 2020Western Governors University
Community Health and Population Focused NursingSentinel City Action ReportAssessment Needs and Risk with Demographics DetailsSentinel city is a virtual city with a total population of 663,862 residents. The city is made up of 4 unique neighborhoods. The population is comprised of 10.5% of adults who are 65 years or older, 21.7% of the population is 18 years or younger and 7.4% are 5 and under. Sentinelcity is not very diverse, with 80.6% of people being white. The Hispanic community accounts for31.5%, 10.4% is African American, and Asian community consists of only 3.7%. There is a group totaling 3.1% who claim to be of 2 or more races, and the smallest group is Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders totaling 0.2% of the population. The median household income for Sentinel City is $49,091 with 18.9% of residents living below poverty level.
Sentinel City is composed of four neighborhoods, each having their own unique characteristics. Nightingale Square is the first neighborhood, with a population of 103,974, and a median household income of $269,550; which is the highest of the four neighborhoods. Nightingale Square has 0.7% of residents who are uninsured under the age of 65. They also have 5,326 veterans and are primarily composed of white population. Nightingale Square also has the lowest total of community members under the age of 5, with a total of 2.4%. Acer Tech Center is the next neighborhood, with a population of 168,390, and a median household income of $80,134. Acer Tech has the highest number of veterans in Sentinel City with a total of 6,208. Outof the total population, 1.5% do not have health insurance under the age of 65. The largest community is Casper Park District with a total population of 352,643, and a median household income of $80,134. There is a total of 2016 Veterans in Casper Park. This community has the second highest number of people without health insurance under the age of 65 at 22.7%. They also have 33.8% of the population who is under the age of 18 which is the highest of all neighborhoods, and 10.9% of that consists of children under 5 years of age. The final neighborhood is Industrial Heights, with a population of 38,855, with a median household income of $24,672. Of the total residents 607 are Veterans. The percentage of the population without insurance under 65 totals 37.5%. Industrial Heights has the largest population being a minority with 46.8% being of Hispanic origin, and the largest concentration of African Americans (13.1%) in Sentinel City. Neighborhood/Community Safety InventoryI had the privilege of speaking with Rodney Cooper the police officer for Sentinel City. He gave me some information regarding the crime rates throughout the neighborhoods. He informed be that Nightingale Square has the lowest crime rate of the four. Acer Tech is the
second for lowest crime rate, with Industrial Heights being the 3rd. Casper Park has the highest amount of crime of the city. Bike theft and personal property damage were the highest reported crimes. The officer noted that Aggravated assault was rising among the gangs in the community.