Windshield Survey Activity Fall 2019

A windshield survey is an informal survey where the health professional drives around the community/area they are researching recording his/her observations and information collected about the community and the resources that are available. For nurses to be able to knowledgeably plan services for a client in the community, it is essential to know the specific community, identify health-related resources that may be helpful to members, and learn about gaps in services. A windshield survey provides a visual overview of a community and its available resources. Conditions and trends in the community that could affect the health of the population are noted. This data provides background and context for the nurse working in the community. A two (2) page paper will be written by the student to summarize their findings during the Windshield survey. Please upload with the paper a picture taken of the brochure or pamphlet provided by the community resources. If a brochure does not exist, then submit a picture of the exterior office/building.