health risks and needs of the vulnerable population

health risks and needs of the vulnerable population

Assignment Overview

Select a vulnerable population in your community. To do this, conduct  a windshield survey in your community. A windshield survey is completed  by observing a population by looking out of a window of your car (or a  bus, or riding your bike) to identify a vulnerable population in your  community. Conduct research on your chosen population via the Internet  and by calling or visiting your local health department. Develop a  PowerPoint presentation to communicate your observations and research.  An example listing of vulnerable populations has been included for your  consideration.

Assignment Details:

Perform the following tasks:

  • Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lesson before attempting this assignment
  • Attend the instructor session to prepare for this assignment.
  • Complete the Windshield survey.
  • From the vulnerable population observed, research the population
    • Identify the vulnerable population in detail.
    • Identify health risks and needs of the vulnerable population.
    • Identify resources that are available and those needed but not available.
    • Describe service gaps/interventions that could be used (primary, secondary, tertiary) that could fill gaps in resources.
    • Summarize your findings for each of the different categories.
  • Prepare a PowerPoint presentation to communicate your observations and research.
  • Include the proper file naming convention: PRN208_wk10_assn_jsmith_mmddyyyy
  • Vulnerable Populations to consider from the textbook:


Poor and homeless persons

Pregnant adolescents

Migrant workers and immigrants

Severely mentally ill individuals

Substance abusers

Abused individuals and victims of violence

Persons with communicable disease

People at risk of disease transmission

Persons who are HIV positive

Persons with Hepatitis B virus

Populations at risk of a sexually transmitted disease

Other suggestions:



Battered/abused women

Women with high risk pregnancies

Women with no risk to prenatal care

Recovering substance abuse

Substance abuse

Community Research PowerPoint

  • Prepare a power point presentation that identifies each of the following.
  • Include and introduction, citation and reference slide.

I. Population; Describe in detail:

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