Improving access to healthcare for immigrants: Lessons learned through research and practice
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Identify four factors associated with health seeking behaviors of recent immigrants Compare barriers to health care access for immigrants in rural and urban communities. Describe the role immigrant women have on health seeking behaviors of their entire family. Describe a health intervention strategy with immigrants that led to improved access to care.
Keyword(s): Access to Health Care, Immigrants
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was a principal investigator of "The Immigrant Health Initiative: A Study of Health Care of Recent Immigrants in Dutchess County", research conducted with 290 immigrants in 2009-2010. I have worked in developing strategies for improving access to health care for immigrants following the research. I have served as an advocate for immigrants and for the expansion of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate healthcare services at Hudson River HealthCare a network of Community Health Centers.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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