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The medical/disabled category for quota refugees selected for resettlement in New Zealand allows entry to those who have either a medical condition that can be treated or helped in New Zealand or a disability that requires support. Children from refugee and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with impairments comprise an increasing proportion of the […]

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Introduction: Immigrants are among the most vulnerable population groups in North America; they face multidimensional hurdles to obtain proper healthcare. Such barriers result in increased risk of developing acute and chronic conditions. Subsequently a great deal of burden is placed on the healthcare system. Community navigator programs are designed to provide culturally sensitive guidance to […]

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The Refugee Health Information System (RHIS) for humanitarian settings was developed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2004. As of 2009, it contained seven categories related to mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) conditions: epilepsy/seizure, alcohol/substance use disorder, mental retardation/intellectual disability, psychotic disorder, severe emotional disorder, medically unexplained somatic complaint and […]

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Refugees and migrants may have health needs that differ from those of the host population, requiring effective and culturally responsive care that recognizes the impact of migration on physical and mental health. Refugee and migrant populations may also face a number of challenges to accessing health care that can shape their interactions with the host […]

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The prevalence rates and correlates of mental or physical disability among recently resettled refugees, who undergo strenuous journeys before arriving in the US, remain unknown, masking potential health disparities. Self-reported disability was measured by the 2018 Annual Survey of Refugees (ASR), and defined as having a physical, mental, or other health condition for more than […]

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Background: Immigrant Latinas are at higher risk for postpartum depression (PPD) than the general perinatal population, yet face numerous barriers to accessing mental health services. The goal of this study was to pilot an enhanced virtual group delivery of a PPD prevention program, Mothers and Babies (MB), among immigrant Latinas engaged in early childhood programming. […]

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Introduction Latina and African American women have elevated risk for perinatal depression and anxiety but have low rates of treatment engagement. Amid significant improvements in narrowing the digital divide, the number of technology-based mental health interventions has increased. A technology-based mode of delivery is important to consider because it can increase patient engagement and should […]

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Introduction The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program is a home visiting program, utilizing peer mentors to improve maternal/child health outcomes in underserved communities. Findings are presented from a randomized clinical trial (RCT) testing the efficacy of the MIHOW model in a sample of Hispanic women in Tennessee. We hypothesized maternal and infant outcomes […]

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Background:Mental health disorders are the most common perinatal conditions. They affect mothers, babies, partners, and support networks. However, <15% of pregnant and postpartum women seek timely help for their mental health care. Low perinatal mental health knowledge and universal screening unacceptability are cited as important deterrents to obtaining timely mental health care. Objective:The purpose of […]

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It is a well known fact that postpartum depression (PPD) is a global phenomenon that women may experience, regardless of cultural identity and beliefs. This literature review presents the cultural beliefs and postnatal practices around the world, in each continent and people’s origins, looking through the extent to which they contribute positively or negatively to […]