Community Health- The North Dayton Area
India Richardson, Ashton Hanna, Katerina Von Fahnestock
In a conducted windshield survey for the north downtown Dayton area, many safety issues have been identified. Our defined problem is “Safety Hazards for Children as evidenced by a lack of safety measures to the north downtown Dayton area such as glass and trash on the streets and sidewalks, lack of protection barriers (for example fencing around schools), and ineffective zoning for those who attend or are near the middle school.” There are a lack of safety measures and resources available to the community that reside in the north downtown Dayton area as we surveyed this area and took note that it is unsanitary and unsafe for residents to walk, and not safe for children at all. There is also a lack of protection barriers and ineffective zoning for children who attend nearby middle school as there is minimal outdoor space including only a parking lot, and no green space for children to run and play, as well as no fencing around the school perimeter. The school is surrounded by north downtown Dayton streets which are very close to the sidewalks that surround the school. Children walking near the school are at risk for being hit by cars, falling off the uneven pavement, or tripping into the street from the trash that is on the sidewalks. A care plan to reduce the amount of safety concerns surrounding our community was created. Some of the interventions created include the creation of fencing around school areas for an additional safety barrier for the children who attend the school, fixing pavements, volunteer trash collection, properly marked construction zones, and the creation of fences and green spaces in the North Dayton area.
Erica Hunter, Michelle Cox
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
Stander Symposium, School of Education and Health Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
"Community Health- The North Dayton Area" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 2946.
Presentation: 1:15-2:30 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom