The gap between socio economic groups is growing. Not only differences in income or education, but also differences in health and life expectancy differ between socio economic groups. There is a growing group of forgotten vulnerable people. For example: abused children, children in poverty, people in trouble who live at campingsites, homeless people, refugees with trauma’s, very lonely people which are not using social care, people who for financial reasons did not use health care or medications, computer and health illiterates.
How can we get a better insight in the needs of these vulnerable people which have no voice? How can we prevent that we blank out these people by our research or intervention methods? How can we give them a voice so the needs of these groups are more obvious in the public domain?
Data to work with
For this challenge you can actually use many of the generic and open datasets listed here. Additionally there is one that could help your investigate. Curious to the health issues causing people to visit their “house”doktor (NL: huisarts) in 2015?
- Nivel (Netherlands institute for health services research)
Dutch general practice (NL: huisarts) incidence and prevalence rates for 2015 classified by health issue.
Note: Incidence is the rate of occurrence of new cases. Prevalence is the proportion of cases in the population at a given time. Thus, incidence conveys information about the risk of contracting the disease, whereas prevalence indicates how widespread the disease is.