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The Community Health Project and Proposed Intervention

Yvette Sanford Hall

Loyola University of New Orleans

Fall 2011

Community Health Project 2

This paper discusses the summary of the community health project carried out in the Eastern New Orleans Community in New Orleans, Louisiana, to encourage health promotion and disease prevention. This discussion includes a profile of Eastern New Orleans Community with its strengths and challenges as noted during the windshield survey conducted in the community. I will share with you a few problems identified in the community and plans proposed to address them. Also included will be a brief description of the aggregate group, a summary of the interventions, and practicum activities based on a health indicator chosen from Healthy People 2010. The theoretical framework or model that guided the interventions will be discussed.

Profile of Eastern New Orleans

The community identified throughout this paper is within eastern New Orleans area and its resident boundaries are Read Boulevard, Chef Menteur Highway, Dwyer Road, and Crowder Boulevard. Eastern New Orleans is a large section of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Developed from the 1960s onwards, it was originally marketed as “suburban-style living within the city limits,” and has much in common with the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans. As of September 2011, the United States Postal Service reported 9,088 homes received mail in zip code 70127 (citydata.com 2009). There are numerous vacant lots where homes and businesses previously stood but were torn down and are now just…...

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