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WindshieldSurveyinformants. Write a 3 paragraph summary of community health (2) and safety (1) issues for this community and strengthens of the community. Remember to cite personal communication as appropriate:While our tight knit community is attracting people from all over the country to live here, there is some health and safety issues that need addressed. Of the community health issues noted in our community, two issues at the forefront right now are lack of mental health care and obesity.While there is a mental health facility in the community, there should be greater access to outpatient mental health services and counseling, which may prevent exacerbation of issues that cause inpatient treatment or hospitalization. Two large health systems exist in our community and of those, only one health system provides mental health treatment. The otherarea of concern is obesity. Health promotion starts in childhood (L.K., 2018). Food is often a vessel used for socialization and to bring people together. In our community many people have families and a busy lifestyle, bringing forth the temptation to eat meals on the run and at restaurants (L.K., 2018). Our community already had a large percentage of obese living here and with the influx of new restaurants and fast food establishments; there is more temptation to eat high calorie and unhealthy foods. Most of the people in the community seen being active are implants that have moved here from other areas and were already living a healthy lifestyle. With more gyms, trampoline parks, healthy activities and healthier dining options coming to our growing area, there will be better options for the public to get healthy.Lack of mental health services poses a safety risk for our entire community. There is only one major mental health facility that offers bothinpatient and outpatient resources for our area and that facility is always filled to capacity with a wait list. This is cause for concern in our community when people cannot be properly medicated or seek treatment. Ultimately some exhibit other behaviors, such as violence and crime (D.G., 2018). The crime rate will not decrease unless mental health is addressed within the community and there are proper mental health services available in our community (D.G., 2018).Strengths in our community include economic growth and access to a good public education system. With an increase in manufacturing plants, warehouses and corporate businesses moving to the area comes an increase in jobs for our community. This economic growth has caused 14
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