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World Streets and vulnerable populations
Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income, children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness. It may also include rural residents, who often encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services.
The vulnerability of these individuals is enhanced by race, ethnicity, age, sex, and factors such as income, insurance coverage (or lack thereof), and absence of a usual source of care. Their health and healthcare problems intersect with social factors, including housing, poverty and inadequate education.
And of course fair mobility.
Some wonderful things are being done in different parts of the world to give these people, — children of course but also adults and the aged — a fair chance at a full life. It helps to know about them the problems faced and the strengths and eventual problem areas. World Streets regularly reports on and comments on innovations and solutions world-wide.
* For more from World Streets on vulerable populations – https://worldstreets.wordpress.com/tag/vulnerable-populations/
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– Ernest Rutherford, on taking over Cavendish Laboratory in 1919
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Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7 * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.