Vulnerable Population Summary and Proposed Program

Final Project

In the first two written assignments, you selected one vulnerable population (The program is in Las Vegas, NV. It target people affected by alcohol and substance abuse in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas is popularly known as the ‘Sin Capital’ of the world. This is due to the city boasts of a vibrant nightlife. The city plays a host to numerous casinos and bars. As a result, alcoholism and substance abuse are a major problem. This line of business mainly supports the residents of this city. This means that they are vulnerable to drug abuse and addiction (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014).

In this project, you will finalize the research that allows you to understand elements that go into designing and launching a community service.

The Final Project will be written using a persuasive tone, such that you would be able to present it in order to gain community and organizational support for your program.

The Final Project must demonstrate an understanding of the application of new knowledge. Your project must contain the following elements:
*A description of the vulnerable population and why they need assistance in your community.
*A description of the health service needs of the vulnerable population you have chosen to serve with your program.
*In order to support the need for the service you propose, cite statistical data obtained from your county health department, state health department, and organizations or agencies who serve the vulnerable population.
*A description of your proposed community service or program; include the specific service(s) provided and one continuum of care level (prevention, treatment, or long-term care).

Explain how the selected service(s) and the continuum of care will impact the chosen population.

Discuss the social and cultural norms of your vulnerable population and how these play a role in the need for the services offered by your program.

Describe how the vulnerable population experiences the health care system. Analyze methods your program can use to overcome social and cultural differences.

*Identify two or more community organizations or agencies with which you can partner in order to implement your program.
Explain how these organizations can help you implement the services you offer and the continuum of care offered by the potential partnering agencies.
Explain which services these organizations will provide to your clientele that are not covered by your program.

*Analyze at least four potential funding sources for your program, one of which must be from a state funded agency, one of which must be from a federally funded agency and the remaining two can be not-for-profit or for-profit business sources.
Explain what factors must be met in order to receive funding from your sources.

Your final project will demonstrate quantitative literacy, which shows your ability to identify and solve problems.
Additionally, you must demonstrate integrative learning, which means you combine your earlier learning from this and other courses, analyze data from multiple perspectives, explore issues to their full extent as is required in the assignment, as well as incorporate your own personal and professional experiences.

Be detailed and convincing in describing the above elements. For your presentation, you may choose between the following format:

A PowerPoint Presentation

The Final Paper:
PowerPoint Presentation:
Must be at least 18-26 slides in length (not including title and reference slides).
Must include a title slide with the following:
Title of presentation
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must use at least six scholarly sources, not including the textbook.
Must document all sources in APA style,
Must include a separate reference slide, formatted according to APA style
**Must include detailed speaker notes for each slide.
Must be creative, using images and charts.
Remember to cite all images taken from an online resource.
Creative Commons and Flickr are great websites for open source images.


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