Introduction of Community
This windshield survey focuses on Miami Gardens. The suburb is located in Miami City, Florida. This community has a residential area. The neighborhood is inhabited by individuals from diverse racial backgrounds.
People are visible in the community. Some are in school and others in their workplaces. The majority of the people are Latinos, African Americans, and whites. They are aged between 10 and 60 years. Adolescents form the biggest percentage of this population. Most of the individuals are healthy. However, there are some people in wheelchairs. They are well-dressed. Some people are affected by alcoholism and homelessness. Several pregnant women can also be seen in the neighborhood. Some also have strollers and young children.
Indicators of social and economic conditions
The homes observed are in good condition. Most of them are single-family homes. Public housing is also common. People use public transportation. There are also adequate bus stops with shades and benches. Buses are also available for those seeking healthcare services. Banks, industries, and small businesses provide job opportunities to people. However, some persons are unemployed and homeless. There are no men seen congregating in groups on the streets. The urban area has few agricultural businesses. There are some women hanging out along the streets. There are no children out of school during the daytime. Political campaign signs are observable in the community. The noticeable health education on billboards, radio stains, advertisements, and television stations are appropriate for community members. Public, day, and private learning institutions are available.
This neighborhood has various healthcare institutions. Clinics and nursing homes offer adequate medical services to different patients. Family planning services are available. Miami Gardens lacks alcohol treatment centers.
Environmental conditions related to health
This community is affected by air pollution. The sanitary condition of housing is admirable. Houses are clean and in good condition. Roads and drainage systems are properly maintained. Water crossings have warning signals. The city has adequate traffic signs, curbs, and lights. The streets are well-lit. The area is not heavily trafficked. Handicapped access to streets and buildings is available. There are recreational facilities that are in use. Preschools and community centers are present. The neighborhood has adequate restaurants. Ice cream is sold on the streets. There are enough trash receptacles and sitting places. The community lacks stray animals. However, flies disturb residents of Miami Gardens.
Nuclear families are common in this community. Men are the family’s heads. They also provide for their dependants. Women take up a wide range of jobs. Children are observed in various learning centers. Skilled teachers provide adequate support. Common generations include the elderly, adults, and children. Different groups appear to be related such as Latinos from Mexico and Latin America. There are different worshiping areas. Meetings are held to foster collaboration. The leading religious groups include Protestants and Catholics. Alcoholism indicates that the community faces diverse social issues (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2014). Gang activities and adolescent pregnancies are missing.
Attitude toward healthcare
Traditional and herbal medicines are advertised in Miami Gardens. Most of the dwellers utilize most of the existing health services. Preventative care is available in various clinics. Campaigns are staged to educate more people about obesity.
The identified vulnerable population includes persons affected by alcoholism. The problem makes them homeless. They lack jobs and quality patient care. Existing rehabilitation services are insufficient.
The existing resources support this community’s needs. The major races include African Americans and Hispanics. These groups live cordially. Air pollution and alcoholism are major challenges. Superior services are needed to support every individual (Staub, 2016). Better healthcare practices will transform the welfare of more citizens in Miami Gardens.
Allender, J., Rector, C., & Warner, K. (2014). Community & public health nursing: Promoting the public’s health. New York, NY: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Staub, J. (2016). Private gardens of South Florida. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith.