Community Situational Assessment Data Analysis

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Essay #: 072262
Total text length is 3,300 characters (approximately 2.3 pages).

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Community Situational Assessment Data Analysis
The data collected from the community situational assessment revealed that the maternal-child health of homeless and street-involved women may be weaker than previously thought. As of 2004, there were over 95,000 admissions of women and dependent children into Canadian homeless shelters, according to Statistics Canada (2011). However, while the number of both women and children admitted to these homes was shown to decline over a three-year period, our data suggests that this number is increasing. Similarly, our data reveals more incidents of physical and emotional abuse than Statistics Canada shows.
As Lewis and colleagues (2003) suggest, our data revealed that the biggest health promotion...
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.....eath. In fact, drug-related fatalities are the highest source of death among homeless women in Canada (Cheung & Hwang, 2004). The prevalence of drugs in certain areas reflects the crime problem. While most crimes are petty, they have significant repercussions.
Reference
Cheung, A. M. (2004). Risk of death among homeless women: a cohort study and review of literature. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 170:8, 1243-1247.
Lewis, J. H., Andersen, R. M., & Gelberg, L. (2003). Health care for homeless women. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18:11, 921-928.
Taylor-Butts, A. Canada's Shelters for Abused Women, 2003/04. Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2011, from: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/85-002-x2005003-eng.pdf