Windshield Survey Summary And Reflection

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Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection
Shannon Verch
NUR/405
April 4, 2015
Sandra Winters
Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection
Community is commonly defined by geographic location but encompasses much more. Location is a defining element, but a community also includes “a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in that location or setting”, (MacQueen and McLellan and Metzger, 2001). The community of Parkhill is a neighborhood in the city of North Little Rock, a suburb of Little Rock, in central Arkansas. We measure how well the population adapts to its physical and social environment as well as how well the population supports one another
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A healthy community is described by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2010 report as “one that continuously creates and improves both its physical and social environments, helping people to support one another in aspects of daily life and to develop to their fullest potential”, ("CDC Centers For Disease Control And Prevention", 2014). North Little Rock has benefited from partnerships with Springhill Baptist Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arkansas and Union Pacific Railroad with sponsored community health fairs, “flu clinics’, child vaccination public service announcements and organized runs and cycling …show more content…
It sits above both Interstates 30 and 40 and is approximately two tenths of a mile from the Union Pacific rail yard. The nearest train track runs at the bottom of the hill, 10 blocks from the western border. All of these conditions put the community at risk for hazardous spills or other environmental accidents. The main thoroughfare that divides Parkhill is John F. Kennedy Boulevard with a posted speed limit of 40 miles per hours. While sidewalks are present, the area where all the local shops are located is not pedestrian friendly. There is no grocery store in the immediate area; the closest is located one mile away in an area of high crime. The next closest grocer is 4.8 miles away. There is a biking trail that links up to the Arkansas River Trail approximately 1/10 of a mile from the subjects’

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