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Vulnerable Population

You are to create your own case study for this client and should identify a food desert area near you to use as her community. Imagine you are a community health nurse assigned to care for a family with a newly diagnosed type-2 diabetic member. The diabetic family member, JK, is a 66-year-old African American woman with hypertension and asthma. JK lives in a food desert and does not drive. JK’s family visits her weekly, but they have complicated lives and are unable to provide daily care for her. Evaluate the following community health resources and discuss their use: United States Department of Agriculture Food Access Research Atlas Overview Food Access Research Atlas Map Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A Look Inside Food Deserts Small Food Stores and Availability of Nutritious Foods State Health Statistics American Nutrition Association USDA Defines Food Deserts Research as much real information as you can about the food desert community you have chosen to complete this assignment. Create a plan detailing opportunities for JK to gain adequate access to appropriate foods for one week in the food desert area you have identified near you. Your plan must address: Appropriate and realistic estimated budget Shopping locations Transportation means, routes, and timing – public or otherwise that she could use to shop for food without her family’s assistance Support services Compare JK’s community to your county census data.