C228 Task 1

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C228 Task 1 Page 1 C228 Task 1 Sharmaine A Hillyard Western Governors University C228 Task 1 Page 2 A. Identification of Community Pitt County is located in the eastern part of North Carolina, approximately 90 miles east of Raleigh, NC’s state capital, and 75 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. At about 656 square miles, Pitt County is home to 172,554 people, with the county seat of Greenville centrally located near the middle of the county, and serves the largest concentration of the population and industry in the eastern portion of North Carolina. Pitt County is also home to Eastern Carolina University, and The Brody School of Medicine, which is associated with Vidant Medical Center, an academic tertiary level 1 trauma center. Other than Greenville the rest of the county consists of small rural communities and farm land. (PCCHA, 2011) B. Assessment of needs and risks utilizing the six tools Population economic status assessment is as follows: The population of Pitt County is approximately 172,554, per capita income in 2011 was 21,935, and unemployment rate was 10.1% in 2011 but presently is 9.3%. The percentage of households at or below poverty level is 25.8%, of this group, 18.4% are white non-Hispanic and 34.7% are Black. 1 in 4 children live in poverty, 64% of school children are eligible for free or reduced school lunches/breakfasts. 32,887 people receive food and nutrition services (formerly known as food stamps) in the county, 4908 receive WIC (women, infants, children) supplemental nutrition benefits, 23,803 people receive Medicaid. (PCCHA, 2011) The Neighborhood/Community safety inventory for Pitt County of Eastern, NC is as follows: Crime rates in Pitt county per population of 100,000 in 2010 are 7.6 murders, 20.2 rapes, 157.3 robberies, 358.9 aggravated assaults, 1409.1 burglaries, 2854.2 larcenies, 18.3 arsons and
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