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NU 540/545: Population Health I and II: Specific Populations

Resources for students in Population Health

Vulnerable Populations

Characteristics of populations classified as vulnerable can include economic status, those in racial and ethnic minorities, uninsured, low-income children, elderly, homeless, and other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness. Vulnerable populations experience "significant disparities" in life expectancy, healthcare, morbidity and mortality.

Vulnerable populations: who are they? (2006). The American Journal of Managed Care, 12(13 Suppl), S348–S352

Aging Populations


Specific Diseases/Disorders

Immigrant Populations

Minority Populations