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1 Grade 100% no feedback provided Agency Visit and Community Health Promotion Plan Proposal University of Maryland Global Campus Nurs 462 Dr. Natasha Zurcher February 16, 2020 Introduction
2 Columbia, Maryland, is a suburban town situated between Baltimore County and Washington D.C. Columbia was established in 1966 by architect James Rouse as apart of the New Town zoning program. Columbia has an urban essence with many commercial and private businesses nestling between luxury apartments, condos, and townhomes. In 2018, it was estimated that Columbia, Maryland, had about 104,000 residents with an average age of 37.9[ CITATION Dat18 \l 1033 ]. The median property value and household income of Columbia residents, MD, in 2018 was $372,000 and $105,815, respectively. Racial diversity is limited in Columbia. Most residents identify as non-Hispanic white (47.3%), with those who identify as black or African American as the second-highest ethnicity group with 25.7% of the population[ CITATION Dat18 \l 1033 ]. White female residents dominate the area, representing a little over 50% in Columbia, Maryland. Education levels of residents in Columbia vary among ethnic groups. "Most students graduating from Universities in Columbia, MD are White (650 and 39.3%), followed by Black or African American (487 and 29.4%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 11.3%), and Asian (175 and 10.6%) [ CITATION Dat18 \l 1033 ]. In 2017, male students attending higher education institutions from Howard County Community College, Lincoln College of Technology-Columbia, and University of Phoenix-Maryland earned degrees higher than females (918 to 818) [ CITATION Dat18 \l 1033 ]. Columbia also has a growing aging community with many residents wanting to age in place [CITATION Rai21 \l 1033 ]. This community has grown exponentially over the years and marketed itself as a prestigious community for families, the elderly, and single residents. Agency The Howard County Department of Health, established in 1934, is an organization governed by the Maryland Department of Health, Howard County government, and Howard
3 County Board Health[CITATION Rai20 \l 1033 ]. Howard County Department of Health is responsible for public health safety concerns such as food and water safety, prevention care, access to healthcare, policy development/implementation for a safer community, and educating the public about potential health concerns[CITATION Rai20 \l 1033 ]. Financial supports for this organization is through The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, The State of Maryland, and private grants[CITATION Rai20 \l 1033 ]. The structural organization of the Howard County Health Department is in three major categories. The

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