Defining the needs of a vulnerable population is key to providing the best care.
Research 3 rural populations in your state.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
What was most surprising to you about the demographics and social determinants of health (SDOH) in your selected locations? Why was it surprising?
Using the definition of underserved in which, “Underserved relates to limited access to services that are accessible, acceptable, and affordable, including healthcare” (CDC, 2022), what services were limited, difficult to access, unacceptable, or unaffordable to the patient population?
What relationships do you see between the SDOH and people who are medically and/or socially underserved in your selected locations?