Windshield Survey of Queens New York

Paper instructions:
The nursing purpose in assessing a community is to identify factors (both positive and negative) that impinge on the health of the people in order to develop strategies for health promotion.  The “windshield survey” is a simple observation that helps to define the community and identify trends and other variables that may affect the health of a community.  The reasons for conducting a community assessment are twofold:
•    Information is needed to for change
•    Information is needed for empowerment

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