Template for Completing a Community Assessment of a Neighborhood…

Question Template for Completing a Community Assessment of a Neighborhood… Template for Completing a Community Assessment of a Neighborhood Identify your NeighborhoodChoose a neighborhood that has easily accessible information This typically means a well-known neighborhood such as Regent Park, a ward in the GTA, or a smaller municipal area such as Barrie or Caledon. Ideally, you should choose the neighborhood in which your praxis site is located, unless this neighborhood is not relevant to your site. Please see me to discuss if you are unsure what the neighborhood boundaries are that you should be assessing. Sometimes a neighborhood comprises more than one ward, such as Jane/Finch. Other times it is the ward itself. You should choose only one defined neighborhood, however. After you have chosen a Neighborhood:Gather Data OnlineIt is suggested that you use relevant portions of the following websites to find demographics relevant to your community. Note that these are a starting place. Search information about your Community of Interest (C of I) within larger interest-based websites and use Google to help you find specific information. Each community will be different, so use your search skills wisely:City of Toronto Wellness Indicators: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/neighbourhoods-communities/wellbeing-toronto/ Stats Canada with data by municipality and wards http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/index-eng.cfm?HPA=1 City of Toronto neighborhood profiles: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/neighbourhoods-communities/neighbourhood-profiles/City of Toronto demographics: http://www.toronto.ca/demographics/neighbourhoods.htmCity of Toronto Ward health profiles: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/neighbourhoods-communities/ward-profiles/Health profiles for outside Toronto: For Hamilton click on the ward profiles url below (in particular for Beasley locale click on the neighborhood action plan for Beasley)For Peel Region, click on the health profiles for the Brampton, Mississauga, or Caledon Ward that corresponds with your clinical placement site (see URLs below).For York Region, please refer to the Health Status Report to the corresponding area to your placement site (see URL below).Barrie, Orangeville, and Orillia do not yet publish its health profile data, so students who choose this region will have to treat Barrie as one big locale. You will also need to be resourceful in how you obtain data about the health profile of Barrie area (e.g., contact the health department to access demographic and health profile data). https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/ward-profileshttps://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/beasley-neighbourhood-action-planhttp://www.peelregion.ca/health/health-status-report/health-profile2005/http://www.barrie.ca/Doing%20Business/profile/Pages/Opportunities.aspxhttp://www.orillia.ca/en/doingbusinessinorillia/demographics.asphttp://www.york.ca/Services/Public+Health+and+Safety/Health+Reports/Health+Status+Reports.htmhttp://www.orangeville.ca/cms/documents/4581/Population_Handout_-_Jan_11.pdf Complete the Neighborhood Community Assessment TemplateYour report will evaluate your ability to identify and discern the most important and relevant data from the rich and diverse amount of information you have gathered in the template. Do not just copy and paste data from a website- demonstrate that you are able to analyze the data by pulling out the most relevant statistics that impact on the health and wellness of your chosen neighborhood, briefly explaining why they are relevant.Responses to the template questions should be in summary format and written in your own words. Use single space typing for this template. Your data may be presented in point form as long as it is clear.Cite all sources of information appropriately, including personal communications. Anything that is not your own words must be in quotation marks. Include full references in your reference page, not on the template.Complete Your Community Consultation.(NOTE: Depending on pandemic cancellations, this may be a virtual consultation.) Together you’re your group members discuss potential stakeholders and contacts that are relevant for your community. Examples might be the manager of a community center in your neighborhood, the pastor of a local church, or the City Councilor’s office among others. Create 3-5 questions prior to your consultations to help you complete the template.APA Reference Page:  Include a reference page using proper APA 6th Edition referencing Neighborhood Assessment Data Collection Template – use Point form, not full sentences Demographic Community Assessment (Neighborhood level)Data/ObservationSangita Identify your target neighborhood and locationIdentify the neighborhood you have chosen and its location (e.g., ward or census tract boundaries, municipal boundaries, school district boundaries, or informal boundaries such as “Jane-Finch community”) and whether your praxis site is within the neighborhood Critical Statistics – DemographicsNote: do not just copy lists of stats from a web site. Make summary statements which pull out the MOST relevant/important stats that help to identify important strengths or challenges within this neighborhood e.g., “50% of the neighborhood is over 65”, or “compared to the GTA, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single parent families – 60% vs 35% for the GTA”. Provide a summary of the most relevant data related to composition and characteristics of the population in the neighborhood (e.g.  Age group distribution, gender, marital status, birthrate, family size/type).     Summarize the most important and relevant data on the biomedical health status of the neighborhood. Do not photocopy a list of stats, but pull out the most important or relevant ones    Socio-economic environment of the neighborhood ( Sundara)Pull out the most relevant, important stats for the following: Income: income levels, poverty rate, number receiving social assistance in the neighborhood   What is the neighborhood equity score? (City of Toronto neighborhoods only)  Unemployment rate, main occupations Briefly describe any issues with employment and working conditions in the neighborhoodBiggest employers (e.g. major industries and business establishments)       Are there enough social networks or personal support groups in the neighborhood (e.g., at a senior’s center or community center)? Name the main ones    Recreation: facilities, affordability, accessibility, and appropriateness for age.Are they well used?  What are the crime and safety statistics in this neighborhood? (e.g. crime rates, accident rates) Is this a concern compared to the GTA or another comparator?)    EducationEducation levels in the neighborhood   What is the literacy level (ability to read) of your neighborhood?   Are there accessible ESL support programs? Are they being used? Why or why not?   Culture and religion (Kalpana dd)Pull out the most relevant and important statistics for all major religions and cultures. Do not just photocopy a list of ethnic and racial groups from a websiteThe main ethnic and racial group composition and subcultures, culture, and languages spoken in the neighborhood. Relevance?  Religious affiliations and spiritual support in the neighborhood e.g., churches, mosques, synagogues. Relevance? Accessible?  Evidence that culture and/or religions influence health practices? (e.g. refusal to attend sex education classes)   Health and social servicesAccess to doctors, health/medical centers? List the main ones and describe any access issues. (E.g., not in this neighborhood but within 5 minutes’ drive) Does the neighborhood offer accessible/relevant social services such as welfare offices, disability support offices, immigrant support centres? List the main ones or ones within a short distance outside the neighborhood     Neighborhood Strengths/Capacity Assessment (Combine)Complete this section in greater depth (1/3 page single spaced). Consult newspaper articles, websites along with consultation interviews you have had with people in the neighborhood. What evidence is there of this neighborhood’s capacity, strength and/or resilience?  Or lack thereof?   Social inclusion: What evidence is there that the neighborhood embraces diversity and shared social experience by gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and/or religion? Or evidence that this is problematic?     Health Science Science Nursing NURS 1900 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)