ERIC Number: ED191942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Impact of HEW Assistance on Recent Immigrants in the State of Hawaii. A Study of Health, Education and Welfare Service Delivery to Hawaii Immigrants: Recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
This study identifies the problems and needs of recent immigrants to Hawaii, identifies those factors that hinder the effective delivery of Federally funded health, educational, and social services to immigrants, and recommends ways in which government agencies can meet immigrant needs in Hawaii. The study is based on a 1978 survey in which immigrant parents, educators, social and health agency workers, immigrant community leaders, and administrators and/or policy makers were questioned regarding problems faced by immigrants. Problems that were identified by all groups were (1) language and communication and (2) cultural dlfferences. Other problem areas identified included education, employment, housing, and health care. Individuals surveyed also rated available services in these areas. The study details the different groups' responses to the survey and discusses Federal versus State responsibility for funding programs to assist newly arrived immigrants. It also presents recommendations for improving the delivery of services to these persons. Appended are notes from local meetings on immigrant related issues, the text of two bills for Federal assistance to immigrants introduced by United States Senator Inouye, a discussion of bilingual education problems, the report of a State Committee on immigrant problems, and a letter outlining a Federal Review of the Title VI progrmas in Hawaii. (SC) rated available services
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of the Governor, Honolulu, HI. State Immigrant Services Center.
Note: Appendices may be marginally legible due to broken type.