Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) concepts are fundamental to directing resources to inequities and disparities in access across a broad range of civic and private resources. Assessing the hazards and related threats to public health in concert with identification and prioritization of places and communities that benefit most from nursing interventions can begin to address social determinants of health and core public health goals. Understanding the role of JEDI concepts in healthcare is a critical step to identifying populations that are most affected by health care delivery. What is the role JEDI plays in your local community? Consider the characteristics for assessing vulnerability and adaptation in your community. The list provided below may serve to help you frame your response and while not comprehensive, the list serves as a brainstorming tool to help you consider which groups and individuals in your community are likely to benefit most from interventions.
- People with existing health conditions, especially mental illness and asthma
- People with limited mobility
- People with disabilities
- People with low or no wealth
- Older adults, especially those living alone
- Pregnant people
- Infants and children
- People who are linguistically or socially isolated
- People of color, especially African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians/Alaska Natives
In addition to your original post, be sure to provide a meaningful response to at least two of your peer’s posts by Friday night at 11:59pm Mountain Time. Cite any sources in APA format.