Vulnerable Populations in Health Care and Health Research

Course Description:

This training outlines how health professionals can work with communities to understand and address the factors leading to vulnerability in specific situations, including situations that arise in the course of public health research and practice.

In four video segments, it explores common definitions of vulnerability and provides a conceptual model for considering issues of vulnerability in a public health or health care context. It also guides participants through practical considerations for working with a variety of populations traditionally defined as vulnerable, including stories, examples, and discussions of specific projects. Finally, the training provides guidance for securing funding and finding grants to sponsor work aimed at addressing vulnerabilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify factors that create vulnerabilities for different populations.
  • Identify and address aspects of potential vulnerability in your research project as you engage your community.
  • Assess real-life situations for gaps that may create vulnerability from a health and health research perspective.
  • Identify public, private, and foundation grant opportunities related to vulnerable populations.
  • Intended Audience
  • Public health processionals working with vulnerable population, health researchers, practitioners involved in research efforts, and students.
Training Format: Online course
Publish Date: 2017

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