Imagine you are a community health nurse assigned to care for a family with a newly diagnosed type-2 diabetic member. The diabetic family member, JK, is a 66-year-old African American woman with hypertension and asthma. JK lives in a food desert and does not drive. JK’s family visits her weekly, but they have complicated lives and are unable to provide daily care for her.
Evaluate the following community health resources:
-United States Department of Agriculture
-Food Access Research Atlas Overview -http://www.ers.usda.govidata-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx Food Access Research Atlas Map http://www.ers.usda.govidata-products/food-access-research-atlas/go-to-the-atlas.aspx
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention •A Look Inside Food Deserts – httpliWww.cdc.gov/features/FoodDeserts/index.html -Small Food Stores and Availability of Nutritious Foods- http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2012112_0023.htm -State Health Statistics – http://www.cdc.goWmmwastatehealth/index.html -American Nutrition Association -USDA Defines Food Deserts- http://americannutritionassociation.orginewsletter/usda-defines