04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Initiatives for improving mental health services to ethnic minorities in Australia

Initiatives for improving mental health services to ethnic minorities in Australia

Several major policy initiatives have been undertaken in Victoria, Australia’s second-largest state, to address difficulties in providing accessible and culturally sensitive mental health services to ethnic minorities. These initiatives include the development and publication of a policy statement, alteration of funding formulas to take into account populations of persons with non-English-speaking backgrounds, incentive funding mechanisms, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Organization seeks public comment on plan for underserved communities

Organization seeks public comment on plan for underserved communities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Improving mental health for ethnic older adults

Improving mental health for ethnic older adults

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Population behaviors and language maintenance–a case of the Korean-speaking community in China

Population behaviors and language maintenance–a case of the Korean-speaking community in China

With the regard to language maintenance, one of the most successful in over fifty of ethno-linguistic communities in China is the Korean community with more than two millions of Korean-speakers, in which there have been Regulations Regarding the Ethnic Language Use, and a maintenance-orientated and bilingual education system. However, language attrition comes to be occurring […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Language barriers and access to care

Language barriers and access to care

The purpose of this chapter is to examine how language barriers contribute to health disparities among ethnic and racial minorities in the United States. A literature search was systematically conducted using selected computer databases (MEDLINE and CINAHL). Searches were limited to English-language-published research in the years from 1985 to 2003. A total of 47 published […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Access to renal transplantation for minority patients with ESRD in Canada

Access to renal transplantation for minority patients with ESRD in Canada

BACKGROUND: The incidence of end-stage renal disease is increasing worldwide. Renal transplantation generally is the preferred modality of renal replacement therapy; however, in the United States, it is known that minority groups experience decreased access to renal transplantation. It is unknown whether similar differences exist in Canada. METHODS: Using the Canadian Organ Replacement Register, we […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial/ethnic differences in parental endorsement of barriers to mental health services for youth

Racial/ethnic differences in parental endorsement of barriers to mental health services for youth

The present study investigated parental endorsement of barriers to care in a racially/ethnically diverse, at-risk sample of youth with mental health needs by testing the following hypotheses: (1) African American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and Latino youth would have higher levels of unmet need compared to Non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs); (2) Parents of ethnic minority youth would […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Adequacy of urinary tract infection management among minority underserved children

Adequacy of urinary tract infection management among minority underserved children

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the common bacterial infections in children and may lead to substantial morbidity. This study examines (1) the frequency of the performance of follow-up urine cultures and imaging studies for children diagnosed with UTI and (2) the relationship of the demographic and insurance status of patients with the management […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The Los Angeles Lift Off: a sociocultural environmental change intervention to integrate physical activity into the workplace

The Los Angeles Lift Off: a sociocultural environmental change intervention to integrate physical activity into the workplace

PURPOSE: To present the development and feasibility testing of a sociocultural environmental change intervention strategy aimed at integrating physical activity into workplace routine. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, post-test only, intervention trial. Setting. Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ worksites. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred forty-nine employees, predominantly sedentary, overweight, middle-aged women of color, distributed across 26 meetings. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The prevention of heart failure in minority communities and discrepancies in health care delivery systems

The prevention of heart failure in minority communities and discrepancies in health care delivery systems

This article discusses risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the minority community, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes,and diet. The minority community exhibits important population differences regarding risk and outcomes for cardiovascular disease.The complete explanation for these differential outcomes is lacking and likely to be multifactorial in origin; however, disparities in health care (differences in the quality […]

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