Environment and Health Assessment of a Community: Data Collection and Presentation

  • Textbook

Teaching Strategy Description:

Students are placed in groups of 5-7 to collect subjective data through a windshield survey and objective data from community statistics. A 15 minute presentation is given in class demonstrating how this data relates to the six environments (social, natural, built, environmental hazards, current health status and health system performance).

Teaching Context:

  • Fourth year clinical course in environmental health assessment as part of a Community Health Nursing Project


Diem, E., & Moyer, A. (2005). Community Health Nursing Projects: Making a Difference. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Submitted by:  Francoise Filion, McGill University

Indicator(s): 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5