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Minorities Face Inadequate MH Care, Unequal Access, Satcher Says

Mulligan, Kate (2001) Minorities Face Inadequate MH Care, Unequal Access, Satcher Says. Psychiatric News, 36 (19). p. 1.

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Culture counts.” That was the succinct message U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of APA members and staff at APA’s fall component meetings in Washington, D.C., on September 8. That simple phrase is at the heart of “Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity,” a report the surgeon general issued August 26 that documents the glaring disparity in access, quality, and availability of mental health services faced by Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Satcher went on to describe the complex implications of that statement. “We don’t notice much difference in severity…


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Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
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    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 21:53
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 21:53
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2979

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