Below are the requirements needed for successful completion
of the Windshield Survey Form.
1. Introduction to the
community you will be using for this assignment with the city and state and
provide a brief one paragraph description of the community. Your community
should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work setting.
The community must include a residential area and be broad enough to answer the
survey questions. You do not need demographic data.
Survey: Assess your community by doing a windshield survey.Information about the components of a windshield survey is
located in your textbook, Nies & McEwen (2015) on page 98 (Box 6-2). Drive
through the area and report your
observations by describing each of the following six areas using a majority
of the questions from each category of Box 6-2 as your guide (one to two in
depth paragraphs for each category). Be sure to include what you observed
related to each of these categories, and also include any significant items
that are missing in your community because
this may be equally important in identifying a community health problem.
of social and economic conditions
conditions related to health
Note: It is helpful to conduct this assessment at least
two different times: during the day or evening, on a weekday and/or on the
weekend. If possible, plan on asking someone to drive
during your survey so that you can take notes.
a summary of your findings. Describe
significant community health problems based on your observations. The
information gathered during the windshield survey should assist you to identify
community health problems that will be further assessed in the next assignment.
4. References: The purpose of this assignment is to document your observations of your community.
Outside sources are not required. However, if sources are used, these sources
must be cited within the form (Author, year) and listed in the reference
section in APA format (see APA category in Course Resources for help with