Enhancing health promotion through community collaboration: Working with Ghanaian and Liberian immigrants in in Worcester, MA

Title: Enhancing health promotion through community collaboration: Working with Ghanaian and Liberian immigrants in in Worcester, MA

Author: Parmenter, Sarah

Date: May 2008

Description: Master’s Paper, Clark University, Department of International Development, Community and Environment

This paper provides research into the Liberian and Ghanaian immigrant populations in Worcester and how they make health care choices. By way of interviews with members of these immigrant populations as well as with community leaders and community health care providers, the research sheds light on the context of health care choices and strategies for effective health promotion. The author discusses multiple interacting issues involved in health choices and concludes that approaches to effective health promotion within these communities should be collaborative in nature among health centers, community groups and the immigrant populations.

Keywords: refugees, health care, health education, community health workers, resettlement

Cataloged by: Amy Totten/ B. J. Perkins

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