Title Enhancing Medical Home for Adolescent Immigrants
AAP Grant ID 1889
Project Year 2011
City & State Bronx, NY
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Immigrant/Migrant/Refugee/Undocumented Health
Program Description
Enhancing Medical Home for Adolescent Immigrants aims to improve the quality of health care in the primary care setting offered to adolescent immigrants in the south Bronx. The project will accomplish this in a two-step process.

The first step will involve carrying out a needs assessment among adolescent immigrants in the community evaluating prevalent health behaviors and how these behaviors vary across levels of acculturation among immigrant youth. The needs assessment will also evaluate the manner in which these health behaviors are discussed in the context of a primary care visit.

The second step will involve educating health care staff at local clinics about the results of the needs assessment and identifying areas in which the health needs of adolescent immigrants are not being met. This will serve to enhance the medical home environment of immigrant youth. Partnerships with community organizations dedicated to immigrant health will serve as resources during the planning phase of the project as well as vehicles through which this project will be sustained in the future.

1. Identify health care needs of immigrant youth in the south Bronx community
2. Assess adequacy of existing medical home available to adolescent immigrant community
3. Address gaps in medical home of immigrant youth through partnerships with local clinics and community organizations in order to enhance medical home for adolescent immigrants
AAP District District II
Institutional Name Childrens Hospital at Montefiore-Comprehensive Health Care Center, 305 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451
Contact 1 Milani Patel
Contact 2
ID 40