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Mental health concerns among african immigrants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20549358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
African immigrants represent a rapidly expanding group of immigrants in the United States. In New York City, Africans constitute the fastest growing segment of immigrants but the needs and practices of African immigrants in the U.S. remain poorly understood. A community based organization (CBO) serving African immigrants in Staten Island, NY began a health screening program in 2008 with the goal of promoting access to primary care. Over 18 months, 296 visits were recorded at African Refuge health screenings, representing a total of 87 people who averaged just over 3 visits per person. The screenings identified mental health among the top three medical problems of clients but referral to mental health services was rare. Dedicated services are required to better screen for mental health concerns and refer African immigrants to mental health care.
Authors:
Homer Venters; Olayinka Adekugbe; Jacob Massaquoi; Cheryl Nadeau; Jack Saul; Francesca Gany
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immigr Minor Health     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256527     Medline TA:  J Immigr Minor Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  795-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA, homer.venters@med.nyu.edu.
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