Windshield Survey: Sentinel City – Task 1 C228

Windshield Survey: Sentinel City - Task 1 C228
writing Task 1:Community health

The task is to write a survey about health issues in a virtual city for Community Health class. I started a little bit beginning to gather data from
a virtual city (called Sentinel City). I\'ll attach the Task template here.

B1. Data Analysis

Your goal is to link the health risks and needs evident in the data and information you collected during your assessments (e.g. mortality due to heart disease) to community characteristics you identified in your assessments (e.g. unwanted pregnancies, prevalence of smokers, poverty, low cigarette tax, cultural acceptance, etc…).

Choose about 4-5 health concerns you found while summarizing your assessments and discuss what you feel are contributing factors to those health concerns in SC. Be sure you are using terminology from the Epidemiology section of your course reading (rates, risk, prevalence, morbidity, mortality).

Please see the example below:

“My collected epidemiological data … The morbidity rates… Total births… The mortality rates… Prevalence…. risk factors …. Incidence … rates of ?? % of a particular concern.”

C1. Problems in the Selected Community Go to page 6 of the cohort email “Great in 28” and click the HP2020 video--- watch this before you write this section.

I would recommend you provide a header for the “Three Health Concerns.”

Please narrow your focus to 3 health concerns (from B1) and explain in 1-2 paragraphs the rationale behind the reason the 3 are significant health issues in the Sentinel City community.

Discuss how the 3 Health Concerns relate to the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives, and cite the HP2020 website. Go to scroll down and find your 3 topics. Use cited information from this website and include it in this section of the paper. See the attachment for help navigating HP2020.

C2. Availability of Community Resources- in Sentinel City

Include a logical discussion with substantial detail of the community resources in Sentinel City that are available to address one of the selected problems in C1. Be detailed as possible, how do they reach out to these people? What are the hours of operation? Cost? Funds if people can’t pay? Accessibility? If one has no transportation, are there services available? Etc…

Example: Currently there are several organizations/agencies available to aid in reaching the Healthy People 2020 goals and improve this situation. … farmer’s markets offered … per week in a centrally located area of the city … offer a wide selection of … choices at reasonable ... The Feed My People food bank and Meals on Wheels are other options ... The Community Table is yet another resource... organization serves one meal each day, every day of the year ... The Women, Infants and Children program provides ...this program limits the types of foods that can be purchased to healthy, nutritious options. The YMCA and Boys and Girls Club of the … Valley offer a program of activities that includes physical activity and recreation. Both organizations also focus on health and life skills, amongst other topics, that help foster well-rounded children. Both clubs also provided nutritious meals and snacks for the young … Etc… 

C3. Primary Prevention Topic

Include a header to discuss the “Primary Prevention Topic” for the same health topic you chose for C2.

Your primary prevention topic must be selected from the Approved Topic List found in the task 1 instructions (at the bottom you will find the link to the topics list). Your topic must connect to your community Health Concerns. For example, if there is a high prevalence of diabetes in your community you may select Obesity Prevention as the umbrella Primary Prevention Topic and show the linkages of a high rate of obesity to the risk factors of diabetes.

  1. Reflection

Discuss how the 4 assessment tools can be used to assess your real county. Write about how you would apply these assessment strategies when assessing your county. Please keep in mind, you will use these assessment tools to assess your county when you are in C229.

Sources--- WGU Writing Center & APA Format

Please contact the Writing Center for assistance. You will find the link to the Writing Center on the introduction page of your course--- at the bottom of the page. You will need to reference and cite Sentinel City and Healthy People 2020.

  1. Sentinel City has made an update to their platform allowing for multiple

pictures to be included in a Photo Journal. Save the Photo Journal as a PDF to your

Desktop to be submitted with task 1.

If you have already taken 12 individual PDF photos-these are also acceptable for

submission with the task.

Your APA Community Assessment paper includes sections B through D.

  1. Needs Assessment: Holistic, Comprehensive Assessment of the Sentinel City. Complete the section, as directed below.


(Refer to the Assessment tool: Demographics for the items/questions needed to be addressed in this sub-section)

Neighborhood Safety Assessment

(Refer to the Assessment tool: Neighborhood Safety Inventory for the items/questions needed to be addressed in this sub-section)

Scavenger Hunt

(Refer to the Assessment tool; Scavenger Hunt for the items/questions needed to be addressed in this sub-section)

Windshield Survey

(Refer to the Windshield Survey directions). This is a generic tool. Answer the questions you can through data and your own observations. Summarize your findings about the physical and social environment of Sentinel City.

B1. Data Analysis: Interpretation of Data

Link the health risks and needs evident in the data/information you collected from section B (4 assessment tools).

In this area your goal is to link the health risks and needs evident in the data you collected.  For example, from charts under the tools, spinning/floating “I’s” and/or your observations.

Identify 4-5 health concerns that are significant to you as the nurse assessing the city. Interpret and analyze your observations coming from your OWN perspectives; utilizing the epidemiological variables that you collected in section B.


(As I completed my assessment, I went to the Better Health Clinic where I learned that teen pregnancy is a concern in Sentinel City.

Through exploring and researching within the Better Health Clinic, I learned that just between the ages of 15 and 17, there were about 400 teen pregnancies………………………)


Add additional epidemiological variables (contributing factors) to each identified health concern.  Maybe you have discovered SC as having a possible health concern with cardiovascular disease that you have identified from community characteristics and data you found along with the four assessments (e.g. prevalence of smokers, poverty, low cigarette tax, cultural acceptance, hospital admits/discharges, pharmacy medications dispensed). Analyze the collected data and charts in SC identifying 4-5 health concerns from the collected information.



  1. Sentinel City Health Concerns

Complete the section, as directed below.  

C1. Three Problem Areas   Relate and discuss 3 health concerns identified in B1 with a related topic HP 2020 Goal/Objective. This should be written in narrative APA format.


Health Concern 1                  HP 2020 Goal/Objective

Health Concern 2                  HP 2020 Goal/Objective

Health Concern 3                  HP 2020 Goal/Objective


C2. Discussion of Community Resources

Step 1 Select 1 health concern from the 3 listed in section C-1

Step 2 List community resources available within SC with whom you could effectively collaborate-to help improve this selected health concern. List as many actual or possible collaborative partners/resources from SC (no less than 2).


C3. Primary Prevention Topic

From the Approved (Activities) Topic list located in your Task Directions choose a Primary Prevention topic that relates to the SC Health Concern resources discussed in C-2.


  1. Application of Assessment Strategies/Tools between Simulation and My Community

Reflect what you have learned from the simulation assessment strategies/tools ( example: HP 2020, Windshield Survey, etc.) and discuss how you will apply these to your own community.



Healthcare Learning Innovations. (2020). Sentinel City 2.3 [Computer software].

Retrieved from

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2020).  Sexually transmitted diseases. Retrieved from


The link in your reference will be determined by each of the 3 topics you have chosen. Above is an example using sexually transmitted diseases as a topic.