Risk factors that may impact health outcomes for vulnerable populations.
• Discuss several risk factors that may impact health outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Assurance is one of the three core functions of public health. Fin” rel=”nofollow”>ind a resource in” rel=”nofollow”>in your community (other than WIC) that could assist Mary durin” rel=”nofollow”>ing her pregnancy. Start by searchin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the Internet for your local health department’s website. (Do NYC) What services does it provide for pregnant women, those livin” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>in poverty, or those with mental health concerns? What about your local welfare office? Does it provide prenatal or mental health services? Are there any service organizations, crisis pregnancy centers, or churches providin” rel=”nofollow”>ing help for pregnant women or those experiencin” rel=”nofollow”>ing mental health concerns? (The Internet, your local newspaper, and the telephone book may also help you locate resources.)
• Briefly describe the types of services that you found.
• Choose one agency and assess this agency in” rel=”nofollow”>in terms of the 4 A’s. Is it accessible, acceptable, affordable, or available for Mary or other pregnant women that you case manage?
• Are there adequate resources for other vulnerable populations in” rel=”nofollow”>in your community?