Collaboration with city agencies: A winning approach to community assessment

Elizabeth Reifsnider, Amy Dominguez, Jana Friesenhahn, Pamela Hodges, Candace Chapin, W. Bryan Sims

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Five graduate nursing students made a difference in the health of San Antonio citizens by conducting a community assessment as part of a standard clinical activity in their community health nursing course. The students and their professor were able to effect city-wide change for health protection and promotion through collaboration with the City of San Antonio Planning Department (CSAPD). By compiling information, linking organizations, and speaking before community groups about the importance of a fluoridated water supply, the students generated public interest and momentum, which resulted in a successful vote to add fluoride to the wa ter supply. In addition, they were able to add to the assessment compiled by the Planning Department employees and increase the CSAPD's awareness of health concerns as an important area to assess within a community. The resulting assessment was more comprehensive than it would have been without the students' input. This use of collaboration provides a model other faculty may adopt for community assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume44
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Reifsnider, E., Dominguez, A., Friesenhahn, J., Hodges, P., Chapin, C., & Sims, W. B. (2005). Collaboration with city agencies: A winning approach to community assessment. Journal of Nursing Education, 44(7), 323-325.

Collaboration with city agencies : A winning approach to community assessment. / Reifsnider, Elizabeth; Dominguez, Amy; Friesenhahn, Jana; Hodges, Pamela; Chapin, Candace; Sims, W. Bryan.

In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 44, No. 7, 07.2005, p. 323-325.

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Reifsnider, E, Dominguez, A, Friesenhahn, J, Hodges, P, Chapin, C & Sims, WB 2005, 'Collaboration with city agencies: A winning approach to community assessment', Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 323-325.
Reifsnider E, Dominguez A, Friesenhahn J, Hodges P, Chapin C, Sims WB. Collaboration with city agencies: A winning approach to community assessment. Journal of Nursing Education. 2005 Jul;44(7):323-325.
Reifsnider, Elizabeth ; Dominguez, Amy ; Friesenhahn, Jana ; Hodges, Pamela ; Chapin, Candace ; Sims, W. Bryan. / Collaboration with city agencies : A winning approach to community assessment. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2005 ; Vol. 44, No. 7. pp. 323-325.
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