● Poverty Indications Do you see any signs of homelessness? Street people? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed . No signs of homelessness or street people were observed. Services in the Community Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area, how far away it is and how people will access it. ● Social Services Do you see evidence of recreation centers, parks, and social services? For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access these services ? Describe each . The older persons in the community can access the Midland Senior Citizens Center by car or public transportation. It is 3.8 miles awayThe park at the school has safe equipment for the children to play on and it is within walking distance. There are basketball hoops and tennis courts for older teens across the loop at Abell Junior High School. It is within 15 minutes walking distance
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH PROBLEM 7 or 0.8 miles from this neighborhood. ● Health Services Do you see evidence of health (Hospitals, Dr’s Offices, Clinics) and mental health services? Describe each . Are there any signs of alternative services in the area, such as healers (curanderos), herbalists, herbal stores, palm readers, acupunctures, chiropractors. For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access these services ? Midland Memorial Hospital is located 4.4 miles away and can be accessed by car or public transportation and emergency services by dialing 911. There is a Neighbors Emergency Center 0.6 miles away that can be accessed by private car. Access to doctor offices will be around Midland Memorial Hospital. There is a Massage Envy and a Natural Grocers that sells herbal products in the same shopping center as Kohl’s. There are no healers, herbalists, palm readers, acupunctures, or chiropractors noted. ● Fire and Police Services Do you see any fire and police services/equipment/officers? Where are the closest fire and/or police stations ? There are no close police stations or fire stations noted in the neighborhood. The closest fire station is 3 miles away and the police station is 5.1 miles away. ● Educational Resources Where is the nearest public library? Discuss the Schools and Universities/Community colleges ? The public library is 3.7 miles away. Midland College is 4.1 miles away. ● Religions What signs of religion do you see? Discuss the types of churches, mosques, temples? What services are offered by these churches, e.g., Day Care, Mother’s Day Out, Summer Camps, Languages Classes, Citizenship Classes, Food Banks, Clothing, other . There are two churches in this neighborhood. St. Stephens Catholic Church which is 0.7 miles away and Stonegate Baptist Church which is 1.1 miles away. St. Stephens church offers healing mass and are very active with
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH PROBLEM 8 helping the poor through Helping Hands. Stonegate Fellowship has a mother’s-day-out program and summer camps for children ages 10 to 18 years of age.
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