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1. Describe the population in the area by the following:

A. Describe health care facilities: public and private health services

The following are the health care services offered in Brentwood:

  1. cancer support- this service is offered by a number of agencies such as mother kiss agency-this is a private organization dedicated in helping families fight cancer, cancer care- this is a public organization that works as a community based health organization that eliminates cancer problems by preventing cancer and diminishing cancer suffering through education and advocacy.
  2. HIV/AIDs assistance- this health service is offered by US Department of health and Human service a public organization, Long Island Association for AIDS Care-it offers this service and support to Long Islanders.
  3. Family and Maternity planning services- this service is offered by the following agencies: Birthright International- it offers services to women and girls stressed by an unplanned pregnancy. It uses the resources of the community.
  4. Health insurance- the services works with programs such as Medicare, family health plus, and child health plus.
  5. Mental Health- this service aims to help individuals with cognitive problem in the county to improve the quality for people.

Hospitals

The hospitals that were available at this town are Stony Brook University Hospital that hold more than 500 bed patient capacity, Suffolk County’s care hospital, Brookhaven memorial hospital medical center, Eastern Long Island Hospital,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, Peconic Bay Medical Center, St Catherine of Siena Hospital, St Charles Hospital, Southampton, and Southside Hospital. In addition, the following is the other hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Providers accepting Medicaid

Who has access?

Individuals or persons holding a Medicaid card are the ones entailed with the services offered by the providers. They have to call this number 1-800-541-2831 to get the names of the care specialist and physicians who accept Medicaid.  

What disparities exist?

African Americans living in Brentwood is 20 times likely to day of Aids compared to whites while Hispanics are 6 times more to die of the disease than the whites. African Americans are more like to die of cancer than the rest of the races in Brentwood.  

Is transportation an issue?

Individuals with medical and active need can get transportation help to and from the health care providers like clinic, hospital, and doctors.

B. The local economy:

What are the local industries?

Brentwood area as high concentration of retail and wholesale industries, manufacturing industries –electronic and computer, and agricultural industries. The economy of this area depends on the above industries for support. Most people work in the agricultural farms and in retail industries like shops though others work in manufacturing industries. Most of the business in the area are owned by the community while others are individual owned. 

2. Identify populations at risk and why.

Youth- with respect to social and medical services the population at risk are the youth since they form more than 70% of the population of Brentwood. The essence in which this population is affected is:

  1. The form 45.7% of the working population hence the can be affected from unemployment. From the demographics, 52% of the youth population is uneducated hence higher chance of lacking jobs.
  2. They are affected from drug abuse.

B. Environmental Concerns

Since the area massively filled with industries it is affected by pollutions of different degrees like air pollutions- this come by due to fumes from industries, soil pollution- brought about by leaching from agricultural chemicals and industrials chemicals. This can be solved through green technology. 

Heavy vehicles carrying agricultural products and other manufactured goods have destroyed the road infrastructure making it hard for people to transport products from the locality. 

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