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Identify at least 2 vulnerable groups as observed from your community assessment project. Choose one Healthy People 2030 objective pertinent to each group. Discuss access to care and health care disparities in your community as related to each vulnerable group. Identify in your community available resources: where the resources are located, how easily accessible are they, and what outreach services they provide. The student can also discuss COVID-19 related resources in their community for this discussion. Undertake a cursory overview of Healthy People 2030 – Topics and Objectives. Select a 2030 objective that focus on the needs of a particular population in your community with a specific health related concern. (e.g., children with asthma; at risk for domestic violence; obese middle-aged women; home bound frail elderly, assisted living and long term care facility residents, cancer survivors, etc.). Propose primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies that are tailored to the needs of this population. The student can also discuss how COVID-19 has affected these vulnerable groups beyond the obvious infection control measures such as masks and hand hygiene. Grading Rubric
To receive credit for your initial posting, it must be informative and thoughtful. You must include two or more citations to support your comments in appropriate APA format. Back up these with current research (publication date of 5 years or less).
What is population health? (Links to an external site.)
Through the Looking Glass: A Look at Population Health (Links to an external site.)
Healthy People 2020: Determinants of Health (Links to an external site.)
Healthy People 2030 (Links to an external site.)