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Nursing Community Assessment

This guide will help you gather information about communities in order to analyze health issues and health needs from a population perspective.



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Access to transportation will vary with the characteristics of the target group. Some considerations are:

  • Are the services an individual needs easily accessible by bus?
  • Is the individual able to walk to the nearest bus stop?
  • Is the individual eligible for a subsidized taxi or other transportation?
  • Do local volunteer groups provide rides to elderly or handicapped people?
  • Are free bus or van rides available to seniors' home residents for trips to grocery stores?

The census provides data on "Mode of transportation to work", but this probably has limited relevance to health issues of target groups.