Community fitness programs (gym discounts, P.E., recess, sports, access to YMCA, etc.). •
Recreational facilities and usage (gym, playgrounds, bike paths, hiking trails, courts, pools, etc.). •
Safety programs (rules and regulations, safety training, incentives, athletic trainers, etc.). •
Injury statistics or most common injuries.
Evidence of sedentary leisure activities (amount of time watching TV, videos, and computer). •
Means of transportation.
Sleep routines/hours of your community: Compare with sleep hour standards (from National Institutes of Health [NIH]). •
Indicators of general “restedness” and energy levels. •
Factors affecting sleep:
Shift work prevalence of community members
Environment (noise, lights, crowding, etc.)
Consumption of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and drugs
Primary language: Is this a communication barrier?
Educational levels: For geopolitical communities, use http://www.census.gov and compare the city in which your community belongs with the national statistics. •
Educational offerings (in-services, continuing education, GED, etc.) o
Educational mandates (yearly in-services, continuing education, English learners, etc.) o
Special education programs (e.g., learning disabled, emotionally disabled, physically disabled, and gifted) •
Library or computer/Internet resources and usage.
Funding resources (tuition reimbursement, scholarships, etc.).
Programs and activities related to community building (strengthening the community). •
Pride indicators: Self-esteem or caring behaviors.
Published description (pamphlets, Web sites, etc.).
Phoenix community has lots of activity and exercise program. phoenix has year around fitness program and public sports center, very easy access to...
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