Serving Vulnerable Populations


Imagine you are a community health nurse assigned to care for a family with a newly diagnosed type-2 diabetic member. The diabetic family member, JK, is a 66-year-old African American woman with hypertension and asthma. JK lives in a food desert and does not drive. JK’s family visits her weekly, but they have complicated lives and are unable to provide daily care for her.

Evaluate the following community health resources:

United States Department of Agriculture
Food Access Research Atlas Overview
Food Access Research Atlas Map
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A Look Inside Food Deserts
Small Food Stores and Availability of Nutritious Foods
State Health Statistics
American Nutrition Association
USDA Defines Food Deserts

Create a plan detailing opportunities for JK to gain adequate access to appropriate foods for one week. Your plan must address:

Appropriate and realistic estimated budget
Shopping locations
Transportation means, routes, and timing
Support services

Compare JK’s community to your county census data.

Format your assignment as one of the following:

3- to 5-slide presentation
1-minute podcast
7- to 10-minute oral presentation
175- to 260-word paper
Another format approved by your instructor

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