Whenan incident has occurred, the group at risk for poor health is thatcategory of the population who may require additional needs duringthat incident, after or before it. The additional needs normallyarise in the major functional areas. An example is the disabledindividuals who may require more additional needs compared to otherindividuals who are not physically challenged. On the other hand,vulnerable populations for poor health are those groups of people whoare experiencing economic crisis and are physically challenged makingthem unable to access the standard medical attention (Stanhope andLancaster, 2014). The vulnerable populations may include theresidents at the rural areas who are facing the similar problems ofaccessing the healthcare services. An example is the immigrants whomay be limited or may not have access to proper healthcare services.
Thesepeople cannot advocate for themselves because they have a challengein either one or more than one functional area. This makes the accessto the healthcare facilities impossible necessitating help to theaffected populations. Coupled with the challenges they face, thesituation has been made worse by the fact that more than half of thepopulation are economically unable to meet the healthcare facilitiesbecause of the financial constraints they are facing.
Inconsideration of the population at risk, I would advocate for properconstruction of the functional areas to cater for the needs of thisgroup. The functional areas should be expanded to include any otherarea that may be found to be necessary in attending this group as faras the health issues are concerned. The vulnerable group can be wellattended to if they will be entitled to a healthcare coverage. Thiswill ensure that they are medically attended to in any healthfacility because they are prone to financial constraints.
Stanhope,M., & Lancaster, J. (2014). PublicHealth Nursing: Population-centered Health Care in the Community.Cambridge: Cambridge University.