Essay about C229 Community Health
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. …show more content…
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