Safety & Transportation

Communities are composed of the core, which are the people and eight subsystems. A community assessment typically starts with a windshield survey where each of the eight community subsystems are explored. This assignment is focused on helping health professional students explore the relationship of safety and transportation to determinants of health. Mayor Franklin Hill has information about safety and transportation in Sentinel City®. Officer Cooper in Acer Tech has information about neighborhood crime rates.


Learning Objectives

1. Identify safety and transportation features in a specific community

2. Describe how safety and transportation is related to a specific determinant of health

3. Describe the health impact of positive and negative characteristics of a community

4. Use current literature to provide rationale for determinant of health identified related to safety and transportation


Assignment Instructions

1. Review the following resources:

a. Course textbook and/or other assigned readings

b. Determinants of Health

c. Review Table 4 from the FBI 2016 Crime in the United States report at

2. Meet with Mayor Hill and Officer Cooper to discuss safety and transportation as well as neighborhood crime rates.

3. Enter Sentinel City® and begin the bus tour.

4. As you tour the city, note anything in the assigned neighborhood or entire city related to safety and transportation.

5. Address each of the features in the far-left column and add two additional features. Fill in the each of the remaining columns.