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Community Assessment: Montclair, New Jersey Student’s name Name of Institution Date of Submission Health/ Social Systems By comparing to national rate, the morbidity and mortality rate in Montclair community is considerably high. The population rate among the Montclair community has been decreasing systematically over the years.
The state or national mortality and morbidity rate is current at 2.1% compared to 3.4% in Montclair Township community (Baron, 2005). The community has several well structured hospitals including Mountainside Referral Hospital, middle class healthcare centers, dispensaries, and community based health organization. The Montclair township health system is also adequately equipped with trained doctors’ nurses, psychiatrists, counselors and psychologists. The Mountainside Hospital is as well commonly known for offering effective and timely Intensive Care Unit services and other specialized services including counseling and guidance services as well as long-term care services that incorporate hospitalization, home based clinics and monthly clinics. However, the available health care services are still insufficient to cater for the health needs of the entire community. Geographically, the community’s main hospital, the Mountainside Hospital is relatively far from a good number of Montclair community members. The high distance is attributed by lack of reliable transportation means as well as limited sufficient transport networks. ...
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