Under-served Populations and Healthcare Costs, Access and Quality
Read chapters 11 and 12. Answer the questions in your own words (typing sentences directly from your text is not accepted) and submit
your document in the drop box. Substantive answers are necessary to receive full points for each question.
1. What do the statistics tell us of who are homeless and what are their barriers to healthcare?
2. Using the Vulnerability Model on page 256 and the Framework for Vulnerability (all of chapter 11); create a short case study composite introduction of an underserved individual. Your introduction paragraph will contain the following: gender, age, race/ethnicity, ecological predisposing, enabling and need characteristics, individual predisposing, enabling and need characteristics.
3. What is meant by the term "health care costs"? Describe the three different meanings of the term 'cost.'
4. Who tend to be uninsured?