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May 10, 2000

Immigrant Women's HealthImmigrant Women's Health: Problems and Solutions

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2000;283(18):2451-2452. doi:10.1001/jama.283.18.2451

Amid multiple predictions about the new millennium, one fact is indisputable: the US population will be far more diverse than ever before. Currently, there are an estimated 25.8 million immigrants living in the United States, representing nearly 10% of the population. As we look to the future, one of every five children younger than 18 years living in the United States will be an immigrant or have immigrant parents.

The new immigration is characterized by extensive cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity. Our current understanding of the unique cultural framework each immigrant group brings to a health care encounter is narrow and limits our ability to provide quality health care. This book offers a comprehensive overview that can help clinicians, health system leaders, and educators prepare for requisite changes in health care delivery.

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