There are many factors that make people healthy or ill. This week we will focus on the social factors and determinants that impact health.
It is time to get out into your community!
Go online to the U.S. Census Bureau at https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/ (Links to an external site.) (*note, you will be using this website in the Week 2 assignment, so you can get started on collecting all the required data if desired)
Input your local zip code, city, or county. Try to get as specific data as possible (city, township, county). Richmond
Next, identify the:
Total population: 476143
Percentage or number of persons living in poverty:
Go to your local grocery store, use a flyer, or app. Include the stores name, city, and state. Identify cost for the following items (please note whether items are organic):
STOP & SHOP STATEN ISLAND, RICHMOND COUNTY https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/richmondcountystatenislandboroughnewyork,US/PST045219
1 gallon of milk: 3.99 2% reduced milk
1 loaf of bread: wonder 100% whole wheat bread 100% $2.99
1 bag of apples (include price per pound): apple gala $2.99/$0.06/oz
1 bag of carrots: $Natures promise organic carrot baby $1.99
1 large container of yogurt: Chobani Nonfat plain Greek yogurt $5.59
1 2-liter of soda: Schweppe Ginger Ale $2.00 stop & shop brand: 0.88 c
1 bag of chips: UTZ original potato chips $1.69
1 package of cookies: Nabisco Orea cookies $4.49
Utilizing the data collected, discuss social factors that might impact what groceries are purchased. Try to be as specific to your community as possible (location, availability, poverty levels, etc.).
Discuss how a community health nurse (CHN) could use one of the 17 intervention categories from the Public Health Intervention Wheel to address areas of food security (Nies & McEwen, 2019).
In your responses to classmates, include comparisons and contrasting information.
Your discussion post should look like:
Paragraph one: Utilizing the data collected, discuss a social factor that might impact what groceries are purchased. Try to be as specific to your community as possible (location, availability, poverty levels, etc.)
Paragraph two: Utilizing the data collected, discuss another social factor that might impact what groceries are purchased. Try to be as specific to your community as possible (location, availability, poverty levels, etc.)
please use at least two source of peer reviewed article and site all. APA format. Please site the census website in APA.
what ive written
Have you ever put something back in a grocery store because it was not on your budget or you did not have enough money? Why is that? There are many social factors that impact what groceries a person can purchase such as income status. In Staten Island, NY, the median income per capita is $33,000, and the per household median income is $79,000. Also, according to the US census, the poverty rate in Staten Island is 11.7% compared to the United States average, which is 10.5%. Staten Islands poverty rate is higher than the national average in the United States. Poverty plays an impact on the amount of groceries an individual or a household can purchase and their ability to purchase them. Instead of buying what an individual wants, they might ration and buy what would last longer. For example, an individual that’s poor might buy a loaf of bread and peanut butter because it’s filling and has protein and carbs for energy.