Identify a health gap for a vulnerable population (young, old, homeless, LGBTQ, a specific ethnic/cultural group, etc.) in your local community by consulting local, regional, state, or national data.
-List the characteristics of your selected population using multiple sources of data as support. For example, a community's health is determined by several influences other than the quality of healthcare. Health disparities are differences in health or health-related outcomes associated with socioeconomic or environmental disadvantage. These disadvantages may be due to economics, education, healthcare access, or health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, age (both old and young), mental disabilities, or substance use disorders.
-Identify two social determinants that impact your identified community and explain how those determinants contribute to the health gap.
-Identify and describe a policy strategy that has focused on the health gap for your selected vulnerable population in your community.