Analyze their cultural and social norms.

Choose a specific culture or ethnicity of an immigrant or refugee population.

  • Analyze their cultural and social norms.
  • Discuss how they experience the healthcare system in America.
  • Include an evaluation of how both the community and market-oriented approaches to health care, as highlighted in Chapter 10 of your text, can assist your chosen culture in getting the care they need.  Provide an analysis of a multidisciplinary approach that can be used to deliver the best care to your population.
  • Discuss a program in your community, or the nearest large community, that serves immigrants and refugees.  Are the services truly accessible to a wide population of immigrants and refugees?  Identify one approach which could improve accessibility, cost, or the quality of care for the population.

Required Text

  1. Burkholder, D. M., & Nash, N. B.  (2013). Special populations in health care.  San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
  • Chapter 10: Where do we go from Here?
    • This final chapter provides a summative overview of the future of health care and vulnerable populations.


  1. Bruner, P., Davey, M. P., & Waite, R. (2011). Culturally sensitive collaborative care models: Exploration of a community-based health center.  Family Systems & Health, 29(3), 155-170. doi: 10.1037/a0025025
    • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the PsycARTICLES database in the Ashford University Library.
  2. Schor, E. L., Berenson, J., Shih, A., Collins, S. R., Schoe, C., Riley, P., & Dermody, C.  (2011). Ensuring equity: A post-reform framework for achieving high performance health care for vulnerable populations.  Retrieved from