Task 1 Template.docx - C228 task One1 Community Health Simulation Task One Destiny Sampsell Western Governors University C228 TASK ONE 2 How can a

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C228 task One1 Community Health Simulation Task One Destiny Sampsell Western Governors University April 25, 2020
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C228 TASK ONE 2 How can a community health nurse contribute to healthier population? What tools do they need to analyze and make changes? I plan to use the platform of this paper to show you how community health nurses’ function as community wellness advocates and what assessments they use to collect their data. To complete my task, I utilized a computer simulation called Sentinel City. Sentinel City is a virtual community, that is comprised of four districts, and a multitude of simulated hot spots to visit. For this paper, I will be reviewing tools to assess and summarize the health needs for any given community. These tools include demographic assessment, community safety inventory, population health scavenger hunt, and a windshield survey. Next, I will complete a diagnosis for Sentinel city utilizing the Health People 2020 Goals and discuss what resources are available to help address the problems identified. Lastly, I will take my newfound knowledge of assessments and apply it to my hometown community. All information regarding Sentinel City was obtained directly through the simulation available through the WGU website. Needs Assessment Summary Demographic Assessment The first tool I utilized was the demographic assessment tool. The combined population of Sentinel city’s four districts is 663,862 (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). The population can then be broken down into four subcategories or districts. The district with the highest population density is Casper Park District, with a population of 352,643, sixty-three percent white and twenty-four percent latino (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). The next highest population is Acer Tech Center at 168,390 people, ethnically divided as seventy percent white and thirteen percent latino (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). Nightingale Square consists of 103,974 people, coming in as the third most populated district (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). Nightingale Square can be further divided ethnically with eighty-one percent
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C228 TASK ONE 3 being white and three-point seven percent latino people (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). The last district is Industrial Heights with a population of 38,855 and culturally divided as forty-six percent latino and thirteen percent African American. Sentinel City’s collective ethnicity is another component I was able collect information on. Caucasian (non-Hispanic) citizens comprises of 52.7 percent of the population (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). The next largest ethnic group is the Latinos at 31.5 percent (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). African Americans complete the third largest group at 10.4 percent of the population (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). Asian ethnicity encompasses 3.7 percent of the population (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). Citizens who identify a s two or more races include 3.1 percent of the city’s population (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). American Indian or Alaska Natives comprise 2.0 percent of Sentinel city’s population (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018). The last population group at
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