Women's health centers and minority women: Addressing barriers to care. The National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health

Citation
S. Jackson et al., Women's health centers and minority women: Addressing barriers to care. The National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health, J WOMEN H G, 10(6), 2001, pp. 551-559
Citations number
40
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science","General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH & GENDER-BASED MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1524-6094 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
551 - 559
Database
ISI
SICI code
1524-6094(200107/08)10:6<551:WHCAMW>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
New models of care delivery have been developed to better coordinate and in tegrate healthcare for women. In the United States, one of the challenges i s to incorporate the needs of racial and ethnic minority populations into t hese newer care paradigms. This paper begins with a brief historical review of the experience of racial and ethnic minorities in the American healthca re system to provide a context for discussing barriers and limitations of m ore traditional models of women's healthcare. Specific approaches used by N ational Centers of Excellence in Women's Health are presented as examples o f strategies that may be implemented by other communities to address these barriers.