Select a vulnerable population in your community (helpful hint: search within your zip code). 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 to communicate your observations and research. An example listing of vulnerable populations has been included for your consideration.
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 (maximum of 10 slides) to communicate your observations and research. 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: Elderly Children 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 (10 slide max) that identifies each of the following. Include and introduction, citation and reference slide. Population; Describe in detail: Demographics Religion Ethnicity Culture Employment Socioeconomic status Health/Lifestyle Behavior Health Risks; Identify and explain: Health promotion Health risks Resources; Identify and describe the following availability in the community Resources to meet population need Programs to meet population need Services to meet population need Service Gaps/Interventions. Identify services that are not currently available but would be valuable and improve outcomes for the vulnerable population.