Essay about C229 Community Health

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Community Health Nursing C229
WGU

Community Health C229
One of the more serious problems that the Southeast Queens Community is facing is obesity. Obesity has led to many other health concerns in this community such as Type 2 diabetes , heart disease, stroke, and even certain cancers. This presentation looks into who is at risk, and why? And what can be done to help this community.

B1. Description of Community
The Southeast section of Queens, NY is 1.802 square miles with a population of 34,929 people. (U.S Census Queens County Quick Facts, 2010, para. 2) The population density is 19,388 people per square mile. The community is a very diverse community and home to many foreign born natives mainly from the Caribbean.
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Link to Health Inequity and Health Disparity
Health Inequities are situations thought to be preventable and unethical. However
an example of a health inequity would be why obesity rates differ between lower and upper income families. The health difference between the two the lower income and upper income families may be attributed to the lack of grocery store outlets that provide healthy, affordable and accessible food in the lower income neighborhoods. Obesity in the lower income families is attributable to a household income that does not provide discretionary funds to join a health club.

B3a1. Specific Data
Due to the lower income ratio in this community, family members may find it difficult to eat healthier because of the higher cost associated with purchasing healthier foods. Also the lack of education regarding health plays a significant role in fighting obesity in the community.

B4. Resources and Partners
Primary Community resources and partners in the South East section of Queens that are currently involved with the health concern are WIC centers, YMCA, Afterschool programs, Farmers Markets, Local Health centers, Daycare Centers with NYS food programs, Personal trainers. Primary care Physicians, Cardiologist, Dieticians, Diabetic Educators, Public Schools, Soup Kitchens, Meals on Wheels programs, Nursing Homes/Rehabilitation Centers.

B4a. Fieldwork Interviews
During my fieldwork interviews I…

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