Wgu Community Health Task 1 Essay

1685 Words Oct 22nd, 2014 7 Pages
Community Health Assessment

Szt Task 1

Community Description
This city of Port Orange is located in Central Florida, in Volusia County. Dr Milton Hawks arrived during what was actually the second wave of settlers to explore what is now known as Port Orange. He is also credited with giving the settlement its name. It was incorporated April 26th of 1867. As of the U.S. census there were 56,048 residents of the growing city. The city’s total area is 28.7 square miles, of which 2.0 sq miles are made up of water and 26.6 sq miles are land. Port Orange is a beautiful city on the East Coast of Florida, home of the World’s most famous beach. With average temperatures in the 80-90s in the summer, many Port Orange residents enjoy the
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104.449 Volusia residents were covered with Medicare or hospital insurance, of this number 90,841 due to age and 13,608 due to disability. Many uninsured or underinsured residents put off routine care due to expense and wait until symptoms are severe before seeking treatment. Many improvements are need to assist residents with health promotion and preventative care.

Community Safety
Port Orange as a community is relatively safe. The total crime index is 2,681 per 100k people as opposed to the state total of 3,764 per 100k people, with more property crime than violent. This is especially important since there are 1.8 police officers per 100k people compared to the state total of 3.9 per 100k people. Water safety and drowning is are major concern for Port Orange in there are a lot of pools, ponds, creeks rivers, and the ocean. New laws have been put into place regarding swimming pools recently. With the new construction of in-ground pools, requirements have changed in that owners are now required to have a safety fence surrounding the pool. The problem then falls to compliance with the owners themselves and using these fences. Another challenge would be that pre-existing pools do not have those same requirements and installation can be quite expensive for some families. Survival swimming classes would also be of great benefit to families with small…

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