Peplau’s interpersonal process to nursing care
January 16, 2020
Explain the health care policies that can affect emergency care.
January 16, 2020

Community Health Assessment / Windshield Survey

Community Assessment

A community health assessment (sometimes called a CHA), also known as
community health needs assessment (sometimes called a CHNA), refers to a
state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies
key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data
collection and analysis. Community health assessments use such
principles as

  • Multisector collaborations that support shared ownership of all
    phases of community health improvement, including assessment, planning,
    investment, implementation, and evaluation
  • Proactive, broad, and diverse community engagement to improve results
  • A definition of community that encompasses both a significant
    enough area to allow for population-wide interventions and measurable
    results, and includes a targeted focus to address disparities among
  • Maximum transparency to improve community engagement and accountability
  • Use of evidence-based interventions and encouragement of innovative practices with a thorough evaluation
  • Evaluation to inform a continuous improvement process
  • Use of the highest quality data pooled from and shared among, diverse public and private sources

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Windshield Survey:

“A  windshield survey is an informal method used by community health nurses to obtain basic knowledge about a given community.
It provides a subjective view of the various physical characteristics
of a communal area as observed while driving or walking through a

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As stated in the syllabus please present your assignment in an APA
format word document, Arial 12 font attached to the forum in the
discussion board title  “Week 1 discussion questions”.  A minimum of 2
evidence-based references is required (not counting the class textbook)
no older than 5 years. A minimum of 1000 words are required.  Make sure
the assessment is based in the community where you live.  I don’t want
community health assessment from other communities, once again it must
be from the community you live.  Please mention the zip code of your
community on the first page of the assignment.

Please follow the instructions given in the syllabus  Discussion Question (DQ) Participation Guidelines” and “Discussion Question (DQ) Submission Guidelines.  


Prof. Cruz


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