Underserved populations create a huge challenge when it comes to providing safe, effectly, accessible health care to the communities and the public.

The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health as conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. We cannot ignore the impact of the distribution of money and power on health. What is the role of the nurse in so vast a problem?

By 11:59 pm ET Wednesday, post a comprehensive response to the following:

Your textbook discusses the issues associated with rural areas, the elderly, correctional institutions, children, LGBTA populations, especially adolescents, veterans, and homeless.

1.  Choose one of the above populations and research articles provide real or proposed interventions to provide better health outcomes.

2.  Frame the problem and potential solutions to show the role of nursing in addressing these barriers.

3.  Discuss the resources that the community, the state, and the nation have to address these barriers.

4.  Summarize your learning by providing at least one initiative that can be instituted in your community.

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