Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities

Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities

Using the readings and resources assigned this week:

Select a vulnerable population and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the current healthcare legislation and policies that support this population.
What steps could be taken to further empower this vulnerable population and their families to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities?

Required Readings
Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals
Chapter 4: Population Health Care: Access, Cost, and Quality
Chapter 6: Mental and Behavioral Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). CDC health disparities and inequalities report.
Read the Executive Summary and reference it in papers and discussion posts.
Healthy People.gov
This site outlines our nation’s health priorities, identifies target actions, and monitors outcomes on health disparities.
National Health Care Quality and Disparities Reports
The annual National Health Care Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups.
Please read the latest report.

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