Windshield surveys | health promotion cominity base project

 

Windshield Surveys

With the use of public transportation or by driving a vehicle around the community, you can assess the common characteristics of the community of your selected aggregate. Key observations to make during a windshield survey include the following:

  • Age and condition of the homes in the community
  • Location and condition of parks and other recreational areas
  • Amount of space between homes and businesses
  • Neighborhood hangouts
  • Transportation in the community
  • Quality of streets and sidewalks
  • Types/numbers of stores and other businesses
  • People out in the community
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Cleanliness of the community
  • Billboards or other media displays
  • Places of worship
  • Availability of services—doctor, dentist, social centers, recreation centers, hospitals

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In addition to the data collected in the windshield survey, include the following information about your aggregate:

  • Name of the aggregate
  • Geographical location and size
  • Population
  • A brief history
  • Explain, giving at least two reasons, why you selected this particular aggregate for your Capstone project