C228 Task 1

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The Exploration of Health Challenges of Northeast Florida Western Governors University Author Note Community Health and Population C228 Task 1, Professor Shannon Rumsey Abstract [The abstract should be one paragraph of between 150 and 250 words. It is not indented. Section titles, such as the word Abstract above, are not considered headings so they don’t use bold heading format. Instead, use the Section Title style. This style automatically starts your section on a new page, so you don’t have to add page breaks. Note that all of the styles for this template are available on the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Styles gallery.] Keywords: [Click here to add keywords.] The Exploration of Health Challenges of Northeast Florida The city that this author resides in is Jacksonville, Florida. The population of Jacksonville is estimated to be 842,583 as of 2013. Jacksonville has seen an increase in population growth of approximately 2.5% over the last three years. The average median household income for the city of Jacksonville is 48,143 per year. The population below poverty level in Jacksonville is at 16.1%; while the unemployment rate for Jacksonville is at 6.6%. The cultural aspects of Jacksonville provide quite a variety. Since Jacksonville is a major hub for shipments via ships, barges and the Navy, we have new members of the community quite frequently. As of 2010 data, here is the ethnicity breakdown; Caucasian 59.4%, African American 30.7%, American Indian 0.4%, Asian 4.3%, two or more races 2.9% and Hispanic 7.7%. (State & County Quick Facts, 2014) Neighborhood/Community Safety Inventory - Jacksonville Jacksonville is a very spread out community and is broken down into several zip codes, but one of the most concern is zip code 32208. This is due to the violent high crime rate and households below poverty level. In the last 278 days (January

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