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ERIC Number: ED189244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Primary Health Care Needs of Immigrants.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
This report constitutes the response by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW) to 1977 and 1978 Congressional directives to assess immigrants' access to health care and the impact of immigrants on public health services and resources. Areas covered in the report are: (1) the primary health care needs of immigrants, including screening upon entry, prevalence of various health problems among immigrant populations, mental health, and socioeconomic factors related to health; (2) the accessibility of primary health care services to immigrants, particularly as related to their lack of knowledge regarding the health care system, cultural and linguistic barriers, the effects of poverty and discrimination, and financial barriers to health care; (3) the impact of undocumented aliens, refugees, and legal immigrants on public health services; and (4) current efforts by individual agencies within DHEW to provide adequate services for immigrant populations. Recommendations are made regarding the improvement of research and data collection and the delivery of services. Tables and a description of the study's methodology and data sources, as well as a bibliography on some issues related to immigrants and health are also included in this report. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to reproducibility factors. Some tables may be marginally legible due to small print.