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Health Care Needs of Mennonite Women Living in Elgin County. (2001)

This study profiles health issues for Mexican Mennonite women who have immigrated to Elgin County. Results show that the health of this group is vulnerable because of language barriers, lack of formal education, poverty, cultural differences and poor health care prior to immigration. The authors present thirteen recommendations, which include hiring low-German speaking, culturally knowledgeable staff and volunteers, developing partnerships among groups working with the Mennonite community, offering culturally-specific training to health-care providers and reducing financial barriers to health-promoting activities such as prenatal classes, food coupons, collective kitchens.