Health Needs of Vulnerable Populations

Course Description

Considers population groups from different views: Biological, disease, educational, cultural, social, economic, political, geographic, age, gender, citizenship status, behavioral, and housing. Consideration of factors making certain groups vulnerable to premature and excess morbidity and mortality.

Learning Outcomes

  • Locate and evaluate internet sites on vulnerable populations.
  • Describe the framework for defining and studying vulnerable populations.
  • Discuss the demographics of vulnerable populations.
  • Discuss the economic impact of health care for vulnerable groups.
  • Discuss access to care for vulnerable populations.
  • Identify programs and policies needed for vulnerable populations.

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School of Health and Human Services

“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”
School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively