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Needs Of Minorities Not Considered In Programs Of Preparedness For Public Health Emergencies

Government officials often have not considered the specific needs of blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and other ethnic and racial minorities in programs and materials related to preparedness for public health emergencies.

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Efforts To Increase Health Care Access To Immigrants

The San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday examined the Community Ambassadors Program for Seniors, a program offered in Fremont, Calif., that trains volunteers to "go into their own ethnic- or faith-based communities to teach elders to access transportation, social activities and health care" services. CAPS began in March as an offshoot of the Pathways to Positive Aging project, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and "designed to help seniors find 'culturally enriching and affordable services and opportunities,'" according to the Chronicle.

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