Read Case 1, The Community, in The Middleboro Casebook, pp. 1-32, study graphs at end of
case. In one or two typed pages addressing the questions below, (sections 1A), in an APA formatted paper, double-spaced, 1-inch margins.
1. The Community
A. Demographic and Population Analysis (Part 1A)
We need an analysis of the population changes and characteristics in Hillsboro
County. Please address each of the following questions and provide appropriate
quantitative justification to support your conclusions and recommendations
1. Over the past five and ten years, which of the communities located in Hillsboro
County have grown faster than the overall rate of population increase in Hillsboro
County? Why might that be? Over the last five and ten years, which of the
communities in Hillsboro County have grown slower than the overall rate of
population growth in Hillsboro County? Why might that be?
2. Review your extrapolated population data for 2025 for all towns located in
Hillsboro County. What possible reasons can you identify for these trends? What
are the implications of this growth, or decline, in regards to healthcare resources
in those towns/region?
Consider these among other resources:
Primary care physicians
Specialty care physicians
Mental Health facilities
3. To what degree does the age profile of Hillsboro County resemble the overall age
profile demographic of the United States? Which towns in the county are the
“oldest” and the “youngest?” Disclose the parameters with which you define
‘oldest’ and ‘youngest’.
4. Assess the implications of your findings related to the delivery of health services
in the county. (The majority of this section should concentrate on this assessment)