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Community Health Nursing Windshield Survey Community Assessment

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There is an amusement park, Southern Games Inc., mostly visited by tourists.A significant number of the houses in the area were built in the last ten years. The roads and compounds are very clean. The area looks busy with most shops open, and shopping centers full of people. The community looks alive and thriving. For example, the roads have litter bins that are well utilized and there is no site of graffiti on the buildings. Walking along Edmondson Pike, the road is clean with modern office buildings. Basing on its location, next to Nashville city, the area is likely to thrive than ‘run down’.The area has is surrounded by wide network of learning centers, such as Fortis Institute, University of Phoenix Nashville campus, and a Cross country Education, which is an Adult Education center. Although most of this facilities are located outside the area a high number of the population are employed in this facilities. Another major employment opportunity is the area is the health profession. The high number of hospitals on Nashville city have most of their workers living in the area, also a significant number of the employees work at the local, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center. Retail trade is the next biggest employment opportunity in the area, this can be explained by the high number of shopping centers and small business such as grocery stores and cafeterias. Being an urban area, farming is the least employment opportunity in the area.The area is properly linked with a wide network of roads and lanes. Majority of the community, about 90% use personal autos to commute from one area to another. Public transportation is available but a very small fraction of the community utilizes it to commute. People can be found walking or biking but not as their main means of travelling across the area. Those walking are likely to be living near shopping centers or near parks. For example, residents near Harding Plaza shopping center can be found with groceries walking back home.The area is dominated by white racial group consisting of 68% of the total population. The next largest racial group in the area is the black community at 18%, and the Asian community at 3% (Zipatlas, 2013). In terms of gender, there is balance with the average population of women being 50.1% and that of men 49.9% (City-Data, 2012). A walk to one of the shopping center would prove this right as one gets to meet anapproximately
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