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Community Assessment

Census Tract 40.29

Julie Brandt
Megan Deschenes
Marissa Lizarraga

Census Tract 40.29

Introduction to the Community

Where is it located?
North: Escalante Rd, South: Irvington Rd, East:
Pantano Rd, West: Kolb Rd.

What is not in our community?

Shopping centers
Health services

What is in our community?

Mostly residential
One park- The Groves Park

The Groves Park

The Neighborhood

Information Collection
Key Informant Interviews

Santa Rita High School, School Nurse

Tucson Police Department Officer
Tucson Fire Department- Captain and Firemen
Four community members
Local CVS Pharmacy Pharmacist
QuickMart Manager
William M. Clements Recreation Center, employee
Miller- Golf Links Library, Librarian

Information Collection
Personal observations through the windshield
Sources of Internet Data:
Pima Maps
Provided geopolitical and government representative
information, neighborhood specifics, and resources
available to the pubic (i.e. public transportation bus

American Community Survey

Data Profiles: 02, 03, 04, 05
Profiles provided statistics in regards to social and
economic characteristics, demographic and housing
estimates, and selected housing characteristics

Community Strengths
1. Expressed sense of safety from community
2. Affordable housing

CT cost: majority ranging from $50,000-$199,000

Pima County cost: majority ranging from $100,000$299,999 (American Community Survey)

3. Recreational resources

William M. Clements Center

Abraham Lincoln Park

William M. Clements Recreation


Abraham Lincoln Park

Priority Concerns

Drug Abuse (Heroin, Marijuana, and Spice)

Lack of resources (general)

Community Nursing Diagnosis

Problem: Risk for ineffective coping
Target population: among adolescents, ages 1217, in census tract 40.29
Related to: personal vulnerability, negative role
modeling, and inadequate support systems,
secondary to poor living conditions and lack of
health and education resources
As evidenced by: exposure to chronic drug and
alcohol abuse, decreased ability to handle stress,
apprehension to ask for help, and unstable family
life and financial affairs.

Intervention: Health Teaching

One of the main Public Health interventions on
the Minnesota Wheel of Public Health
Presenting an educational poster
Targeted teens (ages 12-17)
Presented at Miller-Golf Links Library
Aids learning through visual teaching

Informational Handout
101 Things to do Instead of Drugs
Suggests healthier, alternative stress relief

Goal and Objectives
Goal: increase knowledge of adolescents, ages 12-17,
about drug use within the census tract community,
thus promoting drug awareness and decreasing or
preventing drug use among this population.
Objective 1: by the end of the presentation on
September 29, 2015, 50% of the audience will report
an increase in knowledge regarding the presented
material on the evaluation survey provided.
Objective 2: by the end of the presentation on
September 29, 2015, 25% of the audience will report
that the poster and information provided has
influenced a change in perception regarding future
drug use.

Educational Poster

Healthy People 2020 Support

Topic Area: Substance Abuse
Topic Area Goal: reduce substance abuse to
protect the health, safety, and quality of life for
all, especially children
Overarching Goal: promote quality of life,
healthy development, and healthy behaviors
across all life stages
Objective number and statement: SA-4:
increase the proportion of adolescents who
perceive great risk associated with substance

Literature Support for the

Young C., Wong K.Y., Cheung L.K. (2014).
Effectiveness of
of emergency
2: Cluster

educational poster on knowledge

management of dental trauma - Part

randomised controlled trial for

secondary school

students. PLoS ONE, 9(8):

e101972, 1-8. doi:10.1371/


Literature Support of the

Objective: to assess effective of an educational
poster on improving secondary school (ages 1119) students knowledge of emergency
management of dental trauma
Methods: a cluster randomized control trial;
multiple schools had access to the educational
poster. Students knowledge on the topic was
assessed prior to and 2 weeks post intervention
Conclusion: educational poster significantly
improved the level of knowledge of school

Evaluation of the Intervention

Evaluation method: post-presentation survey filled
out by participants
Evaluation results:
Total of 10 participants during the hour intervention
Out of the surveys we received:
100% of participants answered that our poster
increased their knowledge about drugs being used in
their neighborhoods
100% of participants answered that our poster
increased their knowledge on drugs in general
100% of participants answered that our poster helped
them to decide to not use drugs in the future