de Bocanegra HT (Ed.). 1994. Integrated maternal child health care for immigrant and refugee populations. New York, NY: New York University, New York Task Force on Immigrant Health, 49 pp.
Annotation: These proceedings are from a symposium held on December 6, 1993, which focused on delivering coordinated, culturally appropriate services for immigrant or refugee mothers and children. The proceedings summarize sessions that focused on these topics: immigrant health training in maternity and infant care family planning programs, health issues faced by this group, epidemiological factors, health care entitlements, a review of cross-cultural training curricula, taking cross-cultural medical interviews including the use of interpreters, differences in health beliefs and practices, domestic violence in immigrant families, and barriers to prenatal care encountered by Latina women in New York state. Appendices include biographical sketches and lists of the participants and the members of the curriculum committee. The symposium was sponsored by the New York Task Force on Immigrant Health, the New York State Perinatal Association, and the New York State Department of Health. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Children, Conferences, Cultural barriers, Cultural beliefs, Cultural factors, Culturally competent services, Domestic violence, Epidemiology, Family planning, Health attitudes, Health behavior, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Interviews, MCH services, Maternal health, Mothers, New York, Prenatal care, Refugees, Service coordination, Service delivery