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Reducing Health Disparities Experienced by Refugees Resettled in Urban Areas: A Community-Based Transdisciplinary Intervention Model

  • Jessica R. Goodkind
  • Ann Githinji
  • Brian Isakson
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Abstract

There is a growing recognition that social inequities in education, housing, employment, health care, safety, resources, money, and power contribute significantly to increasing health disparities globally, within countries, and even within specific urban environments. Thus, to promote health and well-being for all people, the World Health Organization recommends improving daily living conditions, measuring and understanding problems of health inequity, assessing the impact of action to address these problems, and ensuring equitable distribution of money, power, and resources (CSDH, 2008). Among the diverse populations that bear the burden of social inequities and health disparities are the increasing numbers of refugees and immigrants settling in urban areas.

Keywords

English Proficiency Mutual Learning Refugee Child Social Inequity Reduce Health Disparity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica R. Goodkind
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ann Githinji
    • 2
  • Brian Isakson
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Prevention and Population Sciences, Department of PediatricsUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Division of Prevention and Population Sciences, Department of PediatricsUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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