It is estimated that by 2050, that minority populations will constitute half of the general population in the United States. Minority populations face different healthcare issues than the majority population; cultural issues can come into play as well.
It’s estimated that the transgender population in the United States is very small, with census numbers ranging from 0.6 percent to 1.2 percent of the adult population. However, this small population is disproportionally affected by mental health issues and homelessness.
With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down schools and classrooms, teachers are scrambling to continue to teach students. Some institutions of higher learning may have been ready to switch to a completely remote learning model, but they are likely in the minority of programs.
It is the 25th anniversary of National Public Health Week (NPHW), which was created by the American Public Health Association. This year, NPHW (and World Health Day) both take place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health is a vital cornerstone for people in every community to live long and healthy lives in safe environments.
With the advent of COVID-19, the move to virtual instruction has been accelerated. As was noted in "The State of Simulation Education," virtual reality (VR) is revolutionizing the world of simulation, from stand-alone VR systems to manikins that incorporate VR and augmented reality (AR) into the simulators.