c228Task1 (1).docx - Running head C228 TASK1 1 C228 Task 1 Brittany Wilkins Western Governors University C228 TASK1 2 Demographics Sentinel City is a

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Running head: C228 TASK1 1 C228 Task 1 Brittany Wilkins Western Governors University
C228 TASK1 2 Demographics Sentinel City is a simulated township divided into four communities including Industrial Heights, Nightingale Square, Acer Tech Center, and Casper Park District. The total population of Sentinel City is 663,862. The age percentage breakdown of Sentinel City is adults 65 years and older equaling 10.5%, adults ages 18 to 64 equaling 60.4, 21.7% residents are under 18 years of age and 7.4% is one to four years old. With a diverse population, Sentinel City is Caucasian at 52.7%, 10.4% Black/African Americans, 31.5% Hispanics/Latinos, 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders, 3.7% Asians, 2.0% American Indian and Alaska Native and 3.1% are of Two or More Ethnicities. The median household income is $49,091, with 18.9% of the total population living below the poverty level (Healthcare Learning Innovation, 2020). Nightingale Square has a population of 103,974 individuals with a median household income of $269,550 making it the highest income of the four communities. The primary ethnicity of Nightingale Square is Caucasian at 81.3%. 5.9% of the population is under the age of 18, 13.9% of the population is 65 or older and 2.4% is under the age of 5. The majority of Nightingale Square's residents have health insurance, with only 0.7% of the community under 65 years old being uninsured. (Healthcare Learning Innovation, 2020). Acer Tech Center has 168,390 residents and has a median household income of $166,300 per household. The primary ethnicity is Caucasian at 70.2%. 19.8% of the population is over 65. 4.1% is under the age of 5 and 7.0% are under 18. 1.5% of citizens under the age of 65 that are uninsured. (Healthcare Learning Innovation, 2020). The Casper Park District is the largest occupied neighborhood with 352,643 residents and has a median household income of $80,134. The primary ethnicity is Caucasian at 63% and
C228 TASK1 3 22.7% of the population under 65 years old are without health insurance. (Healthcare Learning Innovation, 2020). The least populated area of Sentinel City is Industrial Heights with 38,855 residents. The median household income is the lowest of all the neighborhoods at $24,672. 46.8% of residents are Hispanic or Latino and 13.1% are of Black or African American. This neighborhood has the highest percentage of uninsured residents under 65 at 37.5%. 20.8% are under 18, 0.9% of the population is 65 or older and 10.9% are under the age of five. (Healthcare Learning Innovation, 2020) Neighborhood Safety Assessment While navigating Sentinel City I noticed a need for improved general upkeep in the lower income areas. Numerous deteriorating and abandoned buildings were observed in these areas along with graffiti, accumulating trash on the sidewalks and stray animals. I found the neglect and trash accumulation a potential health concern of rodent infestation and transmission of disease. Areas such as Nightingale Square housed more well-kept properties and the city itself doesn’t offer much greenery. The Sentinel City healthcare system Pharmacy division contains data reporting the prior year’s drug usage and is as follows, tobacco usage 24%, alcohol 30%, marijuana 12%, cocaine 5%, heroin 7%, methamphetamines 10% and prescription drug use at around 17%. (Healthcare

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