Underserved Populations

Discussion Topic: Underserved Populations
A nurse has been assigned to care for a reservation-based Native American population in southwest Arizona. Many individuals have not had access to healthcare providers or transportation to healthcare providers. While community leaders advocate for change, little progress has been made. Consequently, concerns related to prevention of disability and disease as well as management of chronic health problems continue to exist.
Address the following points in your initial response and ongoing discussion.
Discuss strategic actions related to developing and improving services.
Discuss the relationship between advocacy and political action.
Discuss policy recommendations that will address health care of underserved population members