Medicine And Books

A Guide to Ethnic Minority Neighborhood Outreach

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:646
  1. Mark R D Johnson

    American Health Decisions, 505 South Main Street, Orange, CA 92668, USA, $15, pp 32

    A Guide to Ethnic Minority Neighborhood Outreach derives from the “Oregon experiment,” that bold attempt to open up health policy making to a more populist agenda. This booklet is intended as a “candid straight-from-the-heart assessment of what works and what doesn't” in community based initiatives. It sounds ideal for the new, evidence led, primary care driven, community caring NHS.

    As in Britain, the Americans found a low turnout of “minority people” at public meetings. Their solution was a positive strategy of outreach. To arrive at this conclusion, they make the point that “though it may be difficult to openly recognise, everyone …

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