Low-Income Children Case Study

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Low-income Children
According to a Health Affairs article, vulnerability can be best defined as being prone to harm, being of result from an interaction between the resources available to individuals and communities, and challenges in life that are faced. A vulnerable population can then be ambiguously indicated as “the disadvantaged sub-segment of the community requiring utmost care, specific ancillary considerations and augmented protections in research” (Shivayogi, 2013). Vulnerable populations can encompass individuals who are ethnic or racial minorities, elderly, socioeconomically disadvantaged, children, underinsured or those with certain medical conditions. Many affiliated within vulnerable populations many of times have
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Stakeholders can then be categorized by their relationship with the interest or concern in something. Primary stakeholders are the individuals that stand to be affected directly, either in a negative or positive manner. In the low-income children vulnerable population the primary stakeholders would be the children that are being affected in negative ways. The secondary stakeholders are the people or groups that are not directly affected, in an either negative or positive manner. Parents or guardians of the children are secondary stakeholders of low-income children. Then lastly you have the characterizing of stakeholders by the key stakeholders, who might belong to either or neither of the primary or secondary stakeholders. The key stakeholders of low-income children are healthcare providers, insurance companies, grants, and child care providers. Identifying and understanding stakeholders allow you to seek them as part of an effort to influence the vulnerable population positively (Section 8., n.d.). The stakeholders are also able to be apart of conducting a policy …show more content…
Children fall very ill, malnutrition, delay in development can occur, death rates can increase, and a number of other issues. Addressing the problem that is at hand can help the parents of the children receive financial aid that is needed or employment opportunities, can help raise money for children to receive healthcare provisions needed, allow grants to be passed, and overall can just help children get the proper healthcare they deserve. Children in low-income families do not choose to live that life, it is chosen for them and helping them is needed or they will become too ill that it leads to death. Following the rationale framework can help get the help the children deserve and need. Practitioners will play a huge role in helping with this social

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