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Community Health Care: An Essential Tool to Improve Population Health

According to Healthy People 2020, community-based programs help in disease prevention, the improvement of health, and the promotion of quality of life. The article entitled “Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Lifestyle among Refugees Resettled in the United States” described community-based healthy lifestyle education classes for refugees resettled in the US and examined barriers and facilitators to the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Refugees resettled in the US often experience poor diet, and physical inactivity, and increased risks for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease.Community-based healthy lifestyle programs would be beneficial in order to improve lifestyles of individuals with refugee background. This article describes an innovative community approach to deliver healthy lifestyle education to individuals with refugee background.


Akiko Kamimura, Samin Panahi, Shannon Weaver

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