What are the demographics of this population in your area?

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.
Poor and homeless personsPregnant adolescentsMigrant workers and immigrantsSeverely mentally ill individualsSubstance abusersAbused individuals and victims of violencePersons with communicable diseasePeople at risk of disease transmissionPersons who are HIV positivePersons with Hepatitis B virusOther suggestions:ElderlyChildrenWomen with high risk pregnanciesWomen with access to prenatal care
tPrepare a power point presentation that identifies each of the followingShould have a title slide, at least one slide per category below, and a reference slide with all sources in APA formatI. Population DescriptionHow many members of this vulnerable population are in your town/city or state? (Use state information if city statistics are not available)What are the demographics of this population in your area? Age ranges, ethnicities, employment status, etc.II. Health RisksWhat are the main health risks this population faces? Example: Substance abusers are at risk for liver failure, HIV, hepatitis B/C, overdose death, suicide, depression, etc.What are the health needs of this population? Example: Substance abusers need access to detoxification centers, rehabilitation, mental health services such as counseling, HIV screening, treatment for HIV or Hep B/C, etc.III. ResourcesWhat resources, services, or programs are available in your area to address this population’s health risks and health needs. Include at least one resource that is geared toward primary prevention. Label each resource as “primary”, “secondary”, or “tertiary”. Example: Primary prevention for substance abuse includes D.A.R.E programs in schools.IV. Service Gaps/InterventionsDescribe one resource that is not currently available in your area but would be valuable in improving outcomes for your chosen population. Discuss the impact you think this resource could have, including at least one reference that supports this impact. Example: Mississippi does not have mental health services for homeless individuals dealing with substance abuse. Substance abusers frequently struggle with co-existing mental illness and when they cannot receive adequate counseling and support, they find it very difficult to engage in the recovery process.