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

Sharon Jackson, Delia Camacho, Karen M. Freund, Judyann Bigby, Jacqueline Walcott-McQuigg, Ebony Hughes, Ana Nunez, Wanda Dillard, Wanda Dillard, Carl Weiner, Carl Weiner, Tracy Weitz, Ann Zerr

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Abstract

New models of care delivery have been developed to better coordinate and integrate healthcare for women. In the United States, one of the challenges is to incorporate the needs of racial and ethnic minority populations into these newer care paradigms. This paper begins with a brief historical review of the experience of racial and ethnic minorities in the American healthcare system to provide a context for discussing barriers and limitations of more traditional models of women's healthcare. Specific approaches used by National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health are presented as examples of strategies that may be implemented by other communities to address these barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-559
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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