C228 Task 1 Completed.docx - 1 Task 1 C228 V3 Amber Matzenbacher Western Governors University B Needs Assessment Demographics Sentinel City is a virtual

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1 Task 1 C228 V3 Amber Matzenbacher Western Governors University February 16, 2020
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B. Needs Assessment : Demographics Sentinel City is a virtual city consisting of four culturally and fiscally diverse districts. Sentinel City has a total population of 663,862 people and median household income of $49,091. Of the 663,862 people of Sentinel City, 80.6% of them are Caucasian, 10.4% are African American, 2.0% are American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.7% are Asian, 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.1% are two or more races. In regards to age, of the 663,862 residents of Sentinel City 21.7% are under the age of 18, 10.5% are 65 years or older, and 7.4% are children under the age of 5.(Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018) The four districts of Sentinel City include Nightingale Square, Acer Tech Center, Casper Park District, and Industrial Heights. Nightingale Square is an upper-class neighborhood with a population of 103,974 and a median household income of $269,550. Demographically, Nightingale Square has the largest percentage of Caucasian citizens making up 81.3% of their total population while Hispanics only make up 3.7% of their population. Citizens 65 years of age and older make up 13.9% of Nightingale Square. Those 18 years and younger account for 5.9% of the population of Nightingale Square while children under the age of 5 make up 2.4%. 0.7% of citizens under the age of 65 who reside in the Nightingale Square district do not have health insurance. (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018) Acer Tech Center is a middle-class neighborhood with a population of 168,390 and a median household income of $166,300. Within Acer Tech Center Caucasians make up 70.2% of the population while Hispanic/Latinos make up 13.7%. 19.8% of people who reside in Acer Tech Center are 65 years of age or older. Residents 18 years and under account for 7% and children
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under the age of 5 account for 4.1% of Acer Tech Center’s population. 1.5% of Acer Tech Center residents under the age of 65 do not have health insurance. (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018) Casper Park District is a lower-class neighborhood with a population of 352,642 and a median household income of $80,134. 63% of Casper Park District’s population is Caucasian while 24% are Hispanic/Latino. 6.5% of Casper Park District’s residents are 65 years of age and older, 33.8% are under the age of 18, and 10.9% are children under the age of 5. 22.7% of Casper Park District’s population under the age of 65 are without health insurance.( Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018) The fourth and final district in Sentinel City is Industrial Heights. Industrial Heights is a poverty level neighborhood with a total population of 38,855 and a median household income of $24,672. Industrial Heights population is made up of 46.8% Hispanic/Latino and 13.1% African American. Only 0.9% of Industrial Height’s residents are over the age of 65 while 20.8% are minors under the age of 18 and 10.9% are children under the age of 5. 37.5% of people under the age of 65 who reside in Industrial Heights do not have health insurance. 18.9% of Sentinel City’s total population resides below the level considered poverty. (Healthcare Learning Innovations, 2018) Neighborhood Safety Assessment I identified multiple issues contributing to illness and injury throughout Sentinel City. In
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