National Center for Health Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

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Theories and Models Related to Multicultural Health
An understanding of the determinants of the different distribution of health problems among racial or ethnic groups is a prerequisite to the development and direction of effective programs and services to address them.

—Williams, Lavizzo-Mourey, & Warren (1994)

Key Concepts

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