03 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Springfield – Presentations available online!!

Thank you very much to all the participants at the Building Health Equity in Springfield meeting that took place  November 15th in Springfield, Missouri. For those who couldn’t attend the meeting, please find below the slides from each of our great presenters. 1.  Perspectives from Newcomer Patients about Accessing the Health Care System Presenter: Steve […]

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03 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Missouri Bootheel – Presentations available online!!

Thank you very much to all the participants at the Building Health Equity in the Missouri Bootheel meeting that took place  November 14 in Sikeston, Missouri. For those who couldn’t attend the meeting, please find below the slides from each of our great presenters. 1. Access to Health Care Services: Perspectives from Patients with Mental […]

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22 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Greater St. Louis – Presentations available online!!

Thank you very much to all the participants at the Building Health Equity in Greater St Louis meeting that took place  October 19th in St Louis, Missouri. For those who couldn’t attend the meeting, please find below the slides from each of our great presenters. 1.  Using a Community Modeling Plan to Change Nutritional Paradigms […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on DOTS-based tuberculosis treatment and control during civil conflict and an HIV epidemic, Churachandpur District, India

DOTS-based tuberculosis treatment and control during civil conflict and an HIV epidemic, Churachandpur District, India

OBJECTIVE: To pilot the WHO guidelines on DOTS for tuberculosis (TB) among displaced people affected by conflict in Churachandpur District, Manipur State, north-east India, which has endured an HIV epidemic, injecting drug use, civil unrest, high levels of TB, and poor TB treatment and prevention services for many years. METHODS: Prerequisites for TB control programmes […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The impact of migration on health beliefs and behaviours: the case of Ethiopian refugees in the UK

The impact of migration on health beliefs and behaviours: the case of Ethiopian refugees in the UK

The Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, Middlesex University and the Ethiopian Community Centre in the UK conducted a study to explore the migration experiences of Ethiopian refugees in the UK and the impact of this on their health beliefs and behaviours. Data was collected via: i) semi-structured interviews were conducted with Ethiopians refugees […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on London focus. Local produce

London focus. Local produce

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Breastfeeding status as a predictor of mortality among refugee children in an emergency situation in Guinea-Bissau

Breastfeeding status as a predictor of mortality among refugee children in an emergency situation in Guinea-Bissau

OBJECTIVE: To identify the population risk factors in emergency situations, we studied breastfeeding status as a predictor for child mortality during a war in Guinea-Bissau. METHODS: Data on breastfeeding status are routinely collected by the surveillance system of the Bandim Health Project in Bissau. We used data collected during a 3-month period prior to the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Transcultural medicine: race, ethnicity and health

Transcultural medicine: race, ethnicity and health

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Providing culturally competent primary care for immigrant and refugee women. A Cambodian case study

Providing culturally competent primary care for immigrant and refugee women. A Cambodian case study

Currently, one of every 13 U.S. residents is foreign born. A 1991 survey of certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) indicated that 51% of the respondents serve immigrant women. Using a case study approach, this article illustrates barriers to health care experienced by foreign-born women and demonstrates how cultural competence increases provider effectiveness in meeting the unique needs […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Dental caries of refugee children compared with US children

Dental caries of refugee children compared with US children

OBJECTIVE: Dental care is a major unmet health need of refugee children. Many refugee children have never received oral health care or been exposed to common preventive oral health measures, such as a toothbrush, fluoridated toothpaste, or fluoridated water. Oral health problems among refugee children are most likely to be detected first by pediatricians and […]

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