1. Description of physical environment - This section describes the area of interest, physical boundaries, housing/settlements, and the growth or decline of the area.
2. Description of people - This section describes the demographics, lifestyle, risky behaviors, and indications of poverty. For example, a community with a high number of fast food outlets has an increased risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular disease.
3. Description of services - This section describes the available health services, social amenities, safety services such as fire and police services, schools and colleges, transport facilities, recreational facilities, and religious establishments
4. Analysis of findings and key community issues - This section identifies and describes the significant community health issues based on the collected data. The analysis can focus on a vulnerable population in the surveyed community, the social determinants that create the vulnerable population and the community strengths and resources that can support the identified population in overcoming its problems.
In conclusion, the windshield survey should provide substantive data about the community of interest and recommend ways to optimize the community strengths to improve the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable groups. Persons who find the windshield survey as challenging can use writing guides and templates such as the Walden University Templates.