Guidelines for Caring for PopulationsMilestone 1:
Community Windshield Survey
The purpose of this assignment is to complete a direct
observational assessment of a community in your area.This windshield survey
will be the initial step in uncoveringa community health problem in your area
and identifying community dynamics. This problem will be further assessed in
the following two assignments.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following
CO2: Assess the health needs of individuals, families,
aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to
identify population health risks. (PO 4)
Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby 11:59 p.m.
MT Sunday of Week 2.
the NR443 Community Windshield Survey form from Doc Sharing. You will type your
name and answers directly onto this Word document. Your formdoes not need to
follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use a professional writing
style with complete sentences, accurate grammar, and correct spelling. If references
are used, they must be cited in the text and the complete reference should be
included in the reference box in APA format. References are optional.
Caring for Populations project overview and Milestone 1 tutorial(click this
link or copy and paste it into your browser):
http://www.brainshark.com/devry/CourseProjectandMS1_2016. This tutorial is also
available on Course Project page under Course Home as well as Week 2
3. Save the
file by clicking Save as and adding your last name to the file name; for
example, NR443 Windshield Survey Form_Smith.
4. Submit the
completed form to theCaring for Populations: Community Windshield SurveyDropbox
by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 2.
The completed formshould be three tofour pages in length (not including
Below are the requirements needed for successful completion
of the Windshield Survey Form.
the Community:Identify the community you will be using for this assignment with
the city and stateand provide a brief one paragraph description of the
community. Your community should be the area where you liveor the area
surrounding your work setting. The community must include a residential area
and be broad enough to answer the survey questions.You do not need to include
Survey: Assess your community by doing a windshield survey.Information about
the components of a windshield survey is located in your textbook, Nies&
McEwen (2015) on page 98(Box 6-2). Drive through the area and report your
observations bydescribingeach of the following six areas using a majority of
the questions from each category of Box 6-2 as your guide (one to two in depth
paragraphs for each category). Be sure to include what you observed related to
each of these categories, and also include any significant items that are
missing in your communitybecause this may be equally important in identifying a
community health problem.
of social and economic conditions
conditions related to health
Note: It is helpful to conduct this assessment at least two
different times: during the day or evening, on a weekday and/or on the weekend.
If possible, plan on askingsomeone to drive during your survey so that you
population: Identify a vulnerable population or aggregate in your community
based on your observations. What did you observe about this population? See
units five (5) and six (6) in your Nies and McEwen text for examples of
vulnerable populations and aggregates.
a summary of your findings. Describe several potential community health
problems for the vulnerable population that you identified.
The purpose of this assignment is to document your observations of your
community. Outside sources are not required. However, if sources are used,
these sources must be cited within the form (Author, year) and listed in the
reference section in APA format (see APA category in Course Resources for help
BEST PRACTICES IN COMPLETING THE FORM
The following are best practices in preparing this project.
• Make sure
all elements of the form are included.
directions and grading rubricbelow thoroughly.
• Cite any
outside references as above (these are optional).
• Use a
professional writing style with complete sentences.
prior to final submission.
• Check for
spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
• Abide by
the Chamberlain academic integrity policy.
?Caring for Populations: Milestone1: Community Windshield Survey
FormDirections: Please refer to the Milestone 1: Community Windshield Survey
Guidelines and grading rubric for specific instructions in order to complete
the information below. This assignment is worth 150 points.Type your name, date, and observations directly
on this form. Click Save as and save the file with the assignment name and your
last name; for example, NR443 Windshield Survey Form_Smith. When you are
finished, submit the form to the Week 2 Caring for Populations: Windshield
Survey Dropbox by the deadline indicated in your guidelines.YourName: Date:
Introduction of Community (20 points)
Identify the city and state of your community and
briefly describe the community you will be using for this assignment. It
should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting
but must include a residential area. Demographic data are not needed.
Survey (75 points)
a. Vitality:Use a majority of the questions from Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your observations about the community vitality.
b. Indicators of social
and economic conditions:Use a majority of the
questions from Box 6-2 in your text to describe your observations about the
social and economic conditions.
c. Health Resources:Use a majority of the questions from Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your observations about the health resources.
d. Environmental conditions
related to health:Use a majority of the questions
from Box 6-2 in your text to describe your observations about the
e. Social functioning:Use a majority of the questions from Box 6-2 in your text to
describe your observations about the social functioning.
f. Attitude toward
healthcare:Use a majority of the questions from
Box 6-2 in your text to describe your observations about the attitudes toward
3. Vulnerable population (20 points)Describe a vulnerable population or aggregate that you identified
during your survey. What did you observe about this group such as their
appearance and actions?
Provide a summary of your findings and your
conclusion. What potential problems did you identify?
are not required for this survey:If you used
references, they must be listedin APA format. If you include any references
here, you must also include an in-text citation (author, year) in the body of