A community assessment begins with a basic windshield survey where each community subsystem is explored. Explore the relationship of safety and transportation to determinants of health.
Click on the Enter Sentinel City and continue your virtual experience by taking a bus tour of Sentinel City®. Since this is your second tour, feel free to choose any bus speed and/or get off the bus at any time to walk around. As you take the tour, write down your observations, specifically focusing on the following subsystem: safety and transportation. Meet with Mayor Hill to discuss the subsystems: Safety and Transportation. Meet with Officer Cooper in Acer Tech about neighborhood crime rates. Compile your observations and any demographic information addressing each item listed in the first column of the rubric. We encourage you to add other relevant characteristics you observe that may not be listed in the first column as you complete this activity.
Reading and Resources
Harkness & DeMarco (2016) Read Chapters 4 & 5
Visit World Health Organization – Determinants of Health
Find the health rankings for the county where your practice learning site is located by visiting: “Health Rankings for Your State & County”
Watch the Levels of Prevention Video