A walking survey is critical in getting to understand a number of aspects of a community. Firstly, physical features within the community will be seen apart from the nature of the residence of the community that will be realized from the interaction. Upon deeper engagements with members of the community, other facets of the target region like policies embraced in different spheres and structures of the community will be made known. In the light of this, the paper will reflect my walking survey through Miami city.
- Geographical components of the city
Miami is an international city in the United States of America, in Florida. The city is the fourth largest city in the U.S. with a population of approximately 5.5 million people. Thus the region is represented in both the lower and the upper legislative houses. Political administration is purely democratic. Specifically, social democracy is the adopted form of leadership (Kellas, 2005). The multi-party system is exercised, which enables several political parties to participate in the electoral activities. Miami is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
The coastal lining of the Miami experiences warm climatic conditions. Besides the coastal lining, mountains and plateaus are key geographical features of the country that have often influenced the resulting climatic conditions of the country (Kellas, 2005).
- Health Resources
Walking through the greater Miami, the coastal beaches offered a favorable setting for the construction of the healthcare facilities. It also became manifest that the serene coastal environment provided ample environment for medical seminars that are central in improving the skills of the healthcare officials. The wide range of resources that exists in the city offers good environment for training programs that makes it more favorable for medical officers to increase their expertise. Several meeting spaces exits making it possible for more training programs to be organized. Another aspect that was clear is that Miami Fl has embraced both public and private healthcare facilities in order to meet the increasing demand for health care services.
The Miami international airport is a pronounced landmark that play critical role in facilitating the movement of personnel. The facility has made it possible for qualified personnel to be outsourced from other countries. Outsourcing of personnel from other countries has been massively embraced in the healthcare sector. This is majorly purposed to increase the levels of expertise in the healthcare service delivery. The international export facility has made it possible for training exchange programs with other more developed countries (Barry, Alvarez, Scully, Miller & Lipshultz, 2007). From my interactions with other members of the community, a larger percentage of Miami residents are multi-lingual, a factor that has made it possible for various exchange programs in the healthcare fraternity.
The high levels of technology within Miami were highly pronounced. Computing technologies are well structured in different parts of the city. The forms of technology have been of great essence in health programs. In terms of quality, information and technology are closely blended to ensure that the services offered at every level meet the set quality standards. Constant monitoring of organization units are often adopted by the national government and state authorities in order to ensure that high quality in all operations. Ensuring easy accessibility to healthcare services is a central goal that all these institutions should be keen at making possible (Zone, & Guide, 2017).
Taking a walk across the city, the different structures for various religious believes. Miami Fl city has over the years promoted diverse religious believes a number of religious organizations continue to operate within the region. However, the Christian religious is highly embraced in the region. There are many church buildings in different part of the city. Apart from Christianity, the Muslim religion is also widely practiced in the region. Commuter transportation services are embraced in the city in order to help fight the increasing congestion within the city center. Mostly, the use of electric trains has been widely adopted for public mode of transportation (Kellas, 2005).
- Citizen safety and protective services
Citizens’ safety is well spelt out in the constitution of the federal government which is the supreme law guiding Miami city. A number of administrative structures are placed in order to ensure security of the residents. For example, police units are erected in various states of the city. The police service unit is solely vested with the duty of ensuring security and observance of the law in the city. Respect for individual rights is highly regarded and is binding within the law (Barry, Alvarez, Scully, Miller & Lipshultz, 2007).
Apart from the different security plans adopted by the authorities, it is spelt out that citizens are highly responsible for their safety hence every person is expected to adhere to all safety regulations. (Zone, & Guide, 2017).
- Services provided by senior citizens senior centers, meals on wheels, transportation, day care, long term care.
Equal employment opportunities are offered to different groups of persons irrespective of social and any other differences (Zone, & Guide, 2017). Employment programs in the city are guided by certain policies that dictate the type of working environments to be provided by the employers. Citizens employed within the city have responsibility of paying taxes to the governments that are key in a number of development activities. Tax obligations are deducted from the gross income of the citizens. The taxes remitted are central in maintaining of infrastructure within the city besides offering supporting to the daily management of the city. The government through community support has initiated care units that help in supporting the aging population part from various persons that are disadvantaged. A survey through the city clearly presented very improved care units for disadvantaged individuals. This has helped in improving the living standards of the targeted population (Zone, & Guide, 2017).
- Community welfare services beyond city/state aid as provisions for emergency food, shelter and clothing.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is a landmark feature in the city that offers major health services for cancer victims. A number of healthcare structures are spread across the city that helps in meeting the constant emergency needs for medical services. First aid structures are commonly found within the city center, the facilities majorly target emergency medical needs. Several humanitarian organizations have often initiated programs within the city that supports welfare of the residents (Barry, Alvarez, Scully, Miller & Lipshultz, 2007).
In addition, the federal government through several community agency initiatives supports food aid programs that target the needy in the community. Specifically, persons of the age above 65 years old are registered in the program for daily food aid services. Completing the food aid program is the home care services that are sponsored by both the federal government and the state authorities. In these care units, specialized care givers are assigned to every old person for qualified care services (Barry, Alvarez, Scully, Miller & Lipshultz, 2007).
From the survey, it is evident that Miami as a city is in constant improvement of the welfare of her citizens through promotion of favorable economic, political and social space. A democratic space that is promoted in different spheres of the city promotes respect of persons and holistic development that has been witnessed in the country. Through focus in different aspects of healthcare delivery, the living standards of citizens have been on the rise over the years.
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