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Improved Cultural Competence Needed to Better Integrate Immigrants into U.S. Health Care System


The growing diversity of the U.S. immigrant population underscores the need for improved cultural competence and an increased role for health care providers in facilitating the integration of the foreign-born population into the U.S. health care system, according to a research paper co-authored by Dr. Arturo Vargas Bustamante, assistant professor of health services in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.