Community Health Nursing

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RN Community Health Nursing
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Small Town USA
INTRODUCTION

A small town that doesn't have that big city element can be referred to as suburbia, or is predominantly white, with low crime rates. Small Town USA is more predominant than realized. Although the town of Mayberry was a fictional small town that was featured in "The Andy Griffith Show" where almost all the residents are white with little or no minorities it sets a particularly accurate setting and description to the village of Roscoe, Illinois. As with the show, there are very few black residents in the village and those who reside in the village openly acknowledge this. This brief paper will allow a community concern to the use of alcohol in the Village of Roscoe, IL versus the abuse by young adults just over the border in Wisconsin; just a mere 10 minute drive to the North. Because crime is at a minimum in this village, protecting their young is what the elders do. In addition, disease and its prevalence in Illinois is to be addressed as it is a concern that residents in the village recognize and desire to prevent.

COMMUNITY
At hand is the discussion of a small town that most in the Midwest would desire to live in, the small village of Roscoe IL that is housed in Winnebago County Illinois. The village is mostly set in rural Illinois, however there is the small part of town that even feels like a protected big town. Winnebago County is located in Northern Illinois, in which Roscoe is located. Itself, Roscoe demonstrates a slightly diverse possibilities when it comes to community. The crime is very minimal which draws a certain population, a specific age group. Roscoe, although small, is a prosperous village. Many look to Roscoe to model what their community could potentially be. In the Village, residents can enjoy a city…...

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