Week 6: Health Disparities
1. Play Spent Activity:
The Urban Ministries of Durham have a great online poverty simulation that goes through a month in the life of a person living in poverty. To access the simulation, click this link: http://playspent.org/ Summarize your experience with this simulation activity
Did you have money left over?
What difficult decisions did you need to make?
What was your overall feeling when the month was over?
2. Go to Poverty USA website at http://www.povertyusa.org/
Poverty Tour USA Take the poverty tour (click on maps & data) What
Interactive Poverty Map (click on map & data)
Compare the state you live in with at least one other state.
Poverty Facts (click on poverty facts)
My state is Minnesota
What is the definition of poverty and who lives in poverty?
Snapshots of Poverty
Review at least one of the Stories of Hope What are possible health implications? (click on a story or click on VIEW ALL STORIES OF HOPE)
Go to the website, United States Food Drug Administration- Household Food
How is food insecurity defined?
Which populations are most at risk for food insecurity?
What programs are available to improve food access? Consider Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
1. Who are the Homeless and why are they homeless?
Who are the homeless and why are they homeless?
Go to the website of the National Coalition for the Homeless:
Click on Issues Read about 2 topics that interest you.
Click on Campaigns read about one campaign.
Hoover over About NCH and then click on Policy Priorities read about one policy recommendation.
2. Describe the face of homeless.
What are the numbers?
Who is homeless?
Why are they homeless?
How are health and homelessness related?
Identify and describe one policy project to reduce/end homelessness.
Go to Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness:
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