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Nursing students assess health of Longview neighborhoods

Nursing students assess health of Longview neighborhoods
Michael Cavazos
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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:52am

Senior nursing students at the UT Tyler Longview University Center stepped into the Longview community Wednesday to assess its overall health.

Students in Katherine Strout’s community health course drove through neighborhoods and city parks to get a better idea of how to tailor health care to patients based on geography, transportation method and housing as part of a windshield survey. A windshield survey involves making direct observations about a neighborhood while looking through a car windshield.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2008 started to look at how “outside” factors impact community health, Strout said. 

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